My Shelteed Heart

My Sheltered Heart

 

 

I took my love for you

down from the storage closet  shelf

the place in the spare bedroom that lingers

in darkness

lingers like the room itself

waiting for a visitor, waiting to be used

 

Surprising how many memories

have long came to rest upon it;

it, a fitting word

a oneness that defines abstraction

removing substance from existence;

it, a description so less comforting than

the proverbial old friend

 

No friend this love

once called everlasting

if only as a ploy

a ploy deceiving my sheltered heart

a trick on myself

eternal hope replacing your soft lips

 

And when the dust of ageless tears

rose up

I realized how many synonyms

of loneliness had just passed before my eyes

 

 

(Copyright, Steven S. Walsky 2008, all rights reserved.)

 


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