Dark Water - Poem by Brian Mayo
like the promise of summer rain
for a short time
barefoot and free, again.
For a few days
what it was to feel, again.
But we wear the past like chains
broken hearts dangle like forgotten charms-
and courage is often the first
I heard you driving away as I walked Sam.
I couldn’t turn-
I didn’t want you to see me crying.
Because, you see, I missed you already.
And, after you were gone,
I came home
I sat on the couch, looking at Sam.
He looked back at me and wagged his tail
but his heart wasn’t in it.
I knew my careless words had hurt you,
I thought about your reaction–
your pain, breaking my heart all over again.
for the first time,
I felt so very alone,
and the meaninglessness of my empty life
washed over me
like dark, dark water.
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