Poem – “I Ache” – Romance – 9/23/2020

I crawl
From graves that remind
Me, of the agony
That took you, alive.
As I ache
I will remain to break
With arms that squeeze the life
From me,
As I saw you
With eyes that failed the sunlight,
And a heart that was lost
In the plummeting dark.

Like two steps around
Your carved, broken heart,
I fell along
The sting
That fate brings.

I see what love can hold,
As it is nothing to escape from.
Just a mere puddle
With a face that never turns
Far from me.

In the tears that once bled
From your eyes,
I held the gleam,
I stayed the seams
That would break to bring the flood.
I wanted,
Though did not make
The simplest times,
Come alive.
And, as you lay there,

None of our greatness can be adored,
No smile can ever come ashore.