Saturday, May 04, 2013

My Poetry Corner X: "Between Us"

"Between Us"

The space between us fills up with 
all the words we do not say
the phrases we won’t allow ourselves to utter
supposedly it’s better this way
we talk around the issues
discussing safe topics
that exist outside the perimeter

In between us
lies what’s left of our love
we can no longer touch it
or feel it
because we broke it
We took something beautiful
and turned it dirty
Now we’re forced to act as if
it never existed
as if the remnants of who we used 
to be aren’t scattered
on the ground in front of our feet

So you’ll ask how my day was
and I’ll ask about the weather
as we dance this dance
while continuing to pretend
that we weren’t once a couple
madly in love.

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