Bridge

Between us…

span of years no tears

No us…

feelings flow beneath

Useless…

looking back cold feet

The Day Before Or After

When did you decide

no one on one with him

the day before or after

you said you couldn’t wait

 

When did you decide

to mess up bad his mind

the day before or after

you said you never would

 

When did you decide

you’d made a big mistake

the day before or after

he said he understood

 

When did you decide

you didn’t need to cry

the day before or after

he wiped away your tears

 

When did you decide

you’d always love him

the day before or after

he said ‘I love you’

 

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Selected from ‘EDC Shorts’ for publication in ‘Lines of Cause’  September 2019.