2020-08-03 – Echoes We Kiss


here’s to you-

watching me while
i come apart,

you didn’t flinch, you never gagged
on my mess, just sighed
and held the bag,

so here’s to you
guarding heart’s truth

while it struggles to
pardon its own

eyes still closed and
kissing, missing her
on nights we’ve
torn apart,

empty rooms
like this.

it’s echoes
we kiss.


lips sealed in forever’s freeze
stamped over a letter of regret, one the
heart won’t soon forget