I – The Night We Met
It was the tail end of summer
we were young and had no idea
what we were in for.
I saw you and tried to touch forever;
I should have bottled the August night sky
for us to keep and breathe
on the days the air between us grew stale.
II – The Day You Cried
It wasn’t because you had missed me,
it was because you were guilty;
caught in a web of deceit
on the web, in her inbox
where you thought you could hide from me,
successfully lie to me.
You cried because you were naïve, stupid, a boy
who didn’t know better;
all of these excuses when really the lesson
to be learned was you had begun to love me less
and I began to keep trust close to my chest.
III – Every Time We Went Away
We were always closest away from home.
Maybe because distance
meant we became each other’s home.
There was nothing to distract us;
only beautiful sights
to remind us how love and friendship
are supposed to feel.
My favourite memories of us exist outside
in the open air, free
from the confines of the four walls
we called yours and mine.
IV – Some Time In The Future
We see each other again –
sometimes it’s at a fairground.
We’re happy, in love with people
who aren’t you or me.
Sometimes we’re in a bar;
you’re bitter and I’m angry,
you belittle me and I find the voice
I never had.
Sometimes it’s in the street;
I do not see you but you see me
and I imagine you watch for a second
and wonder how it came to be
that you lost me.
© Kristiana Reed 2019