Thursday, August 5, 2010

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We weighed them carefully:

the balance between our hearts and minds
ever mindful of the passing time
morning cuddling versus late night sex
never-ending happiness, constant distress

We measured in memories
and breathtaking moments
and stopped to revisit
each dawn that we woke with

but the scale has broken
and its tipping to one side
and the balance we've fought for
shatters before our eyes

the cursor is blinking
a sinking beacon
as the silence deepens -

We've forgotten
what it's like
to be together.
 
I kept them to myself:

Tiny threads of understanding
thick strands of misunderstandings
questions without answers
answered without thinking

I wove with words
and thoughts unspoken
and spoke in circles
to keep it flowing

but the wheel has broken
and the river is flooding
and the water has breached
the silence I've been keeping

the cursor is blinking
a sinking beacon
and still, the silence deepens.

I'd forgotten
what it's like
to be alone.

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