Father-Daughter Dance - Poem by Jessy Liz
Standing silent in a liquid reverie-
If I were standing next to you, could you see me?
And I'll let the waves lick my fears,
Though the ocean holds my doubt, I'll keep it near.
Because I smell you sometimes on a rainy day,
As much as I try not to, I turn to look for you, but I look away.
And if the wind hits me just right I get the scent of your cigarettes.
I'll always look up in wonder.. and wonder if you regret.
But the sky turns violent, and on comes the rain..
Almost like there's still evidence left it needs to wash away;
Little pieces of you it can't stand to keep,
Like feeling you there is too strong a memory.
I hang my head to dodge these cold, wet bullets.
I continue on my way, wondering if you smell my cigarettes.
Do you look out when the rain falls and think of my face, too?
Do you ever feel my shadow when you turn to move?
I wonder do you wish me there in the next room sleeping
During the lonely nights when your mind is creeping?
Do you wish you could cross the hall and kiss me on the cheek
While I lay, knowing nothing, in my innocent sleep?
But what good is wondering a thousand miles apart?
It seems old memories can't bridge the gap between two hearts.
And I'll let the waves lick my tears..
Though the ocean holds my doubt I'll keep it near.
Because I feel you sometimes watching that father-daughter dance.
And I wonder if someday we'll ever get our chance.
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