raindrops

he hoped the lonely tears that fell down his cheeks

were like the raindrops that fall down from the sky …

for only a little while.

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wasted

the pile of faded out t-shirts

that sit silent in the corner of an empty room

still have the scented memories 

of his wasted kisses, lost loves,

and the absent knowing

of how to feel something for someone.

                                                                         

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unlove

falling short

i start again,

go my own way

and unlove your love.

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souvenirs

beautifully unfinished,

we hang up the shimmering night stars

like souvenirs of our years.

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built

 

feeling he was built for blame

and not constructed to fit into the arms of love,

he didn’t know how 

to fix what was broken inside.

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understand

while counting the cracks and flaws

in the concrete wall he built,

he tried to understand love.

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leaves

while listening to the rain

tapping on the leaves

you let it all pour out

and cried on me.

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God

the gentle hand of God
that guides the leaves that float
around promising paper lanterns,
also lifts the wings
of those that fly from darkened days.

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face

i saw your face

and then i knew why 

i am

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