That Difference In You

I tried to make this different,

To

Cut along the lines of your

Form in ways that would leave a mark

Without permanent scars,

But

Each cut just seemed

To take the edge and cover it in

Marred memories and

Passing passion,

Now

You don’t see my name

Or hear my voice as I whisper 

That it will be

Alright,

That we were more than

Smudged lipstick

Against

My cheek,

Not just waiting for the breath to

Flood our lungs

In summer heat and bake

The meaning

Of this into a delicacy 

You’d find abroad

And

Would love in the moment,

But would be soon forgotten

As reality bites,

  

I

Tried to make this different,

To paint

The words into your eyes,

Locking nature in our prideful

Rolling tongues,

“The ears,” you say, “don’t belong

To this conversation anymore.”

And close the door,

Leaving

Me with nothing more

Than a colder floor

Than we were meant to know,

Subtle and stretched

Against the breast of

Loves tender hold within

The strolling roads

And lovers cliffs,

I jumped.

  

It

Etched the dimensions

Of your fading tattoos

In heart and beating

Temptation, rocking

And thumping back and forth

Within this decaying chest

 To peek at your face anew,

And though you’re no longer you,

It’s just a hue that covers up the dreams

We knew,

Collapsed at your feet,

Give them a kick, see if they beat

Beat, beat for you.

  

I was walking

Through the rain alone,

But

With your ghost

each step shows

Reminiscences remark,

How overwhelming

This empty head

Becomes,

To fill the folds 

And

Colour, that drawn

Out soul

That

Tried to make this different,

But just wrote you into

Each verse, word and syllable

Once more.

How different could it be

When you reflect

The world?

  

  

Poem © Phen Weston 2015

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