It’s been a while since my last blog but I have been beavering away editing some of the poems I posted during NaPoWriMo. That said I have managed to put together one poem. I hope you like it
When you come to me tonight let’s not talk of them
and the things you do when I’m not there.
Let’s talk of what we might do, could do,
if it were just you and me.
Let’s pretend you’ll be here in the morning
sharing poached eggs and coffee,
talking about the day ahead across the table.
Let’s make plans of weekends away
and dinner parties with friends
even though they won’t happen.
Then should you mention something
with that look of sorry embarrassment
an anniversary or a birthday party,
something you can’t get out of
I’ll pretend my insides are not cut into a thousand pieces
that I understand ours is a half life for you
just one part of your sum.
I’ll tell you it’s the same for me too
that my time is not centred on waiting for snatched moments
when we have some meaning and for a few hours
my life is whole.
One thought on “Half Life”
Great poem, I love the use of pronouns. It flows so beautifully from start to finish.