For The Boy Who Would Not Stay – Annette Kalandros

I hold your reflection close,

But it slides, evaporating from my grasp,

While dripping condensation.

My heart stutters with if only’s.

My soul begs, pleads, bargains

With you to stay.

My mind whispers your name,

Calling after you,

Asking why you are leaving,

If you are angry I had told no one

Of your blessed presence here

Since I was afraid I’d jinx it?

 

Somehow I knew-

Knew you wouldn’t stay-

I felt it from the start.

A few weeks-

And you’d go away.

 

My lips whisper

My soul begs

My heart stutters

My body cramps,

Clamping down once again. 

My brain knows it is time.

 

Time to wash the blood and gore away-

Time to let your reflection fade

 


 

You can read and follow Annette Kalandros’ work at Hearing The Mermaids Sing: http://aikalandros.com

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