Letters.

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Poetry  |  House: Booksie Classic
a sad love poem about mixed signals.

Submitted: November 18, 2009

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Submitted: November 18, 2009

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Your smile makes me miserable.

Because I know I'm not the reason its there.

I’m sorry you make me angry.

It’s only because you made me love you.

And sometimes I get the two mixed up.

 

I wish I wasn’t angry with you.

That I could rewind our lives back to three months ago.

When things were simple.

When you drove four hours just to see me.

I would have told you not to come.

Because I’m sure that’s the reason I fell in love with you.

 

You showed up to my house in your air force uniform.

It was raining.

And you brought me flowers because it was my birthday.

 

You never kissed me.

But I was sure you wanted to.

You never loved me.

And I was so sure you did.

I was wrong about you.

About all those subtleties I read in your face.

 

I gave you love poems.

You gave me short intricate stories.

Delicate metaphors that made me want to cry.

 

I didn’t know I was reading about her.

Those tender words got trapped in my head.

I always thought those words, those letters were meant for me.

I always thought you were the boy who would save me.

From the loneliness.

The sadness of writing love poems.

 

Now I sit alone.

I write those same sad love poems for you.

All I have to do is see you smile.


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