this giving in is killing me
this house, this catacomb of life
vigorous youth, hilarity, even the fights
How I would take them all now in full measure
and then some
Oh my heart!
Is this what it feels like to break?
To give so much
by and for each one
time to let them go
Have I done things wrong?
Out of order?
Did I guard them well?
Did I take my treasures for granted?
Oh my heart! I can hardly breathe.
snatched away before I was done inhaling
Poloroids-on-wire, a mirage
we are never prepared to lose
the slow fade
Our home, our unit, our clan
Scattered forever it seems
Oh my heart! Don't break so abruptly
I always knew you would fly
Knowing it was coming like a bandage torn off
like Hannah weeping at the gift, then re-gifting
with open hand
ache of emptiness, echoing in place of my hollow voice
We still have each other
You, me, us
We have all the possibilities of each other