Empty Days

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Romance  |  House: Booksie Classic


A guy missing a girl...

Submitted: March 12, 2018

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“Empty Days”

 

He felt ashamed

at missing her

as much as

he did

entertaining

himself

with past

conversations,

stories,

and filed away

images

all stored in

labeled

cardboard boxes

stacked neatly

in rows

chronologically

in the warehouse

of his mind,

he had thought

she would drift

from his heart

as the gaps

between them

lengthen

but the hook

of her smile

was sunk deep

not even time

could erode

it’s anchored

grasp,

even without

having to look

into her eyes

and pretend

he didn’t love

her

he still saw

those same

vivid shades of

color

peering back

at him

haunting his

thoughts

while teasing

his heart,

forgetting

should have been

easy

with so many

endless strings

of consecutive

days of void

trying to fill 

themselves up

with recycled

memories,

microwaved

thoughts,

and overexposed

copies

all from the

days before

he saw her

last,

he has cheated

his heart

letting it think

she was still

around

the corner

giving it snips

and pieces

of his prerecorded

times

with her

editing the footage

of his stored

data

making the memory

look different and

new

a skill he

perfected

fooling himself

into thinking

she cared

a little bit

more for him

then she really

did

reflecting her

smile

back towards

himself

when he knew

it was meant

for someone

else

and remembering

it

as his,

a life now of

mirrors

and spliced together

memories

and because

of all that

he felt ashamed,

but even so

he missed her,

he missed her

so very

very

much…

 

Tom Allen…03-10-2018…


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