You And I In Unison - Poem by Lora Cooley
What will I find?
Something to help me?
No one should have to walk through the fire alone
No one should have to brave that storm
Some days I swear I can feel the shapes
Some days I swear I can hear you whisper my name
It's like the warmest light
Not just sunlight
It's probably best to forget it
To let go the moment after the kiss
I blur out everything else
That's how I chose to remember it
Some nights are a lot like the days
I lay awake
Sliver slithers on the wall then in the trees
You show up in my dreams doing simple things
Like buying groceries
And when I wake up
You were never there
You won't ever be
Sometimes I think I'm not either
And you won't ever know how much your ghost has been defining me
Paint it the shade of everything else
Blur out everything else
And let go
Everybody has to
I wonder when I will
I wonder if I still hear you singing
If you never fade
Should I not just sing along?
I do not need it to happen
I'll sing like I've always done
In the empty church for all those giving up
And when I sing
Don't I sing your name out right at the same time that I sing my own?
Until I die I will sing our names
Until I die I will sing our names in unison
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