A.j. Binash

Rookie - 44 Points (04-20-1988 / Dodgeville WI)

Love Is Short and Life Is Long

The night before…

Sheets wrinkled under the weight of heavy words.
Linen tickled my toes,
I am very good at confusing reactions
For emotions.
I threw the sheets.
Watched promises splatter on the wall.
Like blood from an exit wound.

Silence, silence, silence.
Sometimes it says more
Than words ever could.

The morning after…

Her house looked like it always did
In my rearview.
But this time there was a feeling
Like I would never see it the same way again.

I guess,
That's enough motivation
To watch her missed calls
Eek down the screen,
Centimeter by centimeter.

Until the only memories left
Are the pictures,
I haven't deleted...yet.

But this ending feels more like a suicide.

I never got to say goodbye.

Submitted: Thursday, August 07, 2014

Topic of this poem: love hurts

Do you like this poem?
0 person liked.
0 person did not like.


Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Comments about this poem (Love Is Short and Life Is Long by A.j. Binash )

There is no comment submitted by members..

Famous Poems

  1. Phenomenal Woman
    Maya Angelou
  2. Still I Rise
    Maya Angelou
  3. The Road Not Taken
    Robert Frost
  4. If You Forget Me
    Pablo Neruda
  5. Dreams
    Langston Hughes
  6. Annabel Lee
    Edgar Allan Poe
  7. Caged Bird
    Maya Angelou
  8. If
    Rudyard Kipling
  9. Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening
    Robert Frost
  10. A Dream Within A Dream
    Edgar Allan Poe
Trending Poets
Trending Poems
  1. The Road Not Taken, Robert Frost
  2. Still I Rise, Maya Angelou
  3. If You Forget Me, Pablo Neruda
  4. Memory, William Wordsworth
  5. Phenomenal Woman, Maya Angelou
  6. Daffodils, William Wordsworth
  7. Dreams, Langston Hughes
  8. If, Rudyard Kipling
  9. A Dream Within A Dream, Edgar Allan Poe
  10. Annabel Lee, Edgar Allan Poe
[Hata Bildir]