I Say That I Lost You

by braveandrecklessblog

I say that I lost you

as though you were an umbrella

that I carelessly left on the bus

after the summer rain had stopped

 

I say that I lost you

as though you were a conversation

that I dropped the thread of

when I became

distracted by fireflies dancing outside my window

 

I say that I lost you

as though you were a book

I insisted that a friend borrow and read

that was never returned

 

I say that I lost you

as though you were a bet

a wager

a poker game

I could easily afford to place

 

To say that I lost you

is to say that the world that I knew has ended

that the universe has been torn violently in two

that time has stopped like a broken pocket watch

whose hands now stand empty

reaching for a tomorrow

that will never come

 

© 2017 Christine Elizabeth Ray – All rights Reserved

5 Comments to “I Say That I Lost You”

  1. Brave and Reckless….I start to think of all the things I lost

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