Does her name still vibrate through your core
On warm, gusty nights
When the lovesick perfume of honeysuckle
Tugs at your un-kissed lips?
Do you see her eyes blinking at you from satellites?
Drinking your reminiscences like rum
Until you don't know which way is up.
Do you feel her heartbeat like a drum, overpowering the sound of your own.
And then, do you realize that your organs were so carelessly sewn together?
How did it feel to be together?
Do you sleep the same without her warmth?
Without her arms closed over you,
And her hair flooding your sheets
Did she swear she loved you?
I know you prick your fingers on the memories as you grasp for them
And when you hold them,
They are like a brick, tied against your chest
And you are sinking, drowning
Floundering and waterlogged like all the rest
I know that the pink dusk
Reminds you only of her wind-stained dress
But I want a part of your tear-soaked heart.
press me into your left atrium
like the flowers you folded into the chapters you wrote
each red geranium and lilac blossom
drenching the legends you told
I will drench your soul in sugar-water so you never become bitter, beloved
It's just too easy.
I ache to see your face reflected in the sun
And hear your voice speckled with our love
Darling, I have lived all your pain
and it is possible for two wrecked hearts to beat the same
I promise, I'll never stray from our rhythm-
Just promise me you'll stay