wasted

the pile of faded blue 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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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.

                                                                              avp