Forget Me Not #Poetry

For K.
Shattered prisms

crashing down
on black and white keys

To a symphony of

broken chords

and heartbeats.

You were my music

and now I can barely breathe.

You were a breeze

before a storm

Just like this

that enveloped me

in solemn peace.

The pain I feel is searing

My chest is so heavy

As I remember

that moment you looked

at me deeply

and I felt my soul dance

Just the touch of your hand

and you whispering softly

and every single memory…

But you couldn’t let go

of all of your ghosts and shadows

and see the real me.

I wonder at how my heart is
still beating at all,

when it feels like it’s bleeding

& I am holding my breath

Still waiting for those

walls to fall…

Still hoping you’ll find your way back to me.

I will guard our love
While I wait patiently

for you to find me and

Still hoping I’ll wake again any moment

with my cheek pressed

against your steady heartbeat.

My fingers are still trembling

Waiting for this storm to pass

and poised and ready

to continue our melody.

I still see you in my dreams.

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About Gretchen Leary

I am 31 years old, I live in the Boston area, and I am writing from the perspective of an individual with Asperger's Syndrome.
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5 Responses to Forget Me Not #Poetry

  1. Somehow this reminds me of the book-title “the unbearable lightness of being”, how that lightness of a touch can be like a weight that is unbearably heavy in its absence… wonderful, and what a coincidence that it could have fitted to the prompt.

  2. Grace says:

    A very heartfelt and moving poem ~ Your opening lines of shattered prisms on black and white keys got my attention right away ~ There’s a lot of hope in the end ~

    Good to read you again Gretchen ~ Have a good weekend ~

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