I Died in Your Arms Tonight | Short Poem No. 103

died in your arms tonight
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It felt like I died in your arms tonight.
And you told me it was merely a dream.
Why was it wrong to assume it was right?
Why was it wrong to miss you when you leave?

You asked, What did I crave in all of this?
Was my thirst only amused with a game?
Because sometimes death is sealed with a kiss.
I have barely even told you my name.

I sat on the earth, staring at the sky.
All our stars fell and I only laid still.
But if I cross your mind again tonight,
Don’t faze yourself presuming how I feel.

It felt like I died in your arms tonight.
And you told me it was merely a dream.

Your Heart Was Not Mine?

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Your Heart was Not Mine? | Short Poem No. 104

your heart is not mine
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“You swore to me that your heart was not mine.
So why cry, babe, when I leave every time?”

From the moment he spied her, he had them:
Feelings he thought were dead in adolescence.
Or, like when Eve was first spied by Adam;
Feelings that leave you dead to all sense.

She was bored that day. . .or. . .is every day.
Particularly not amused by him.
Fine enough to catch what he had to say.
But, as routine, her attention was thin.

“Blah blah. . blah blah . . .” was all that she had heard.
At least, that’s how she fancies it to seem.
Her presumed indifference dissolved his nerve
because she veils her glances in between.

“You swore to me that your heart was not mine.
So why cry, babe, when I leave every time?”

I’m Letting It Go [Again]

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I’m Letting it Go [Again] | Short Poem Remix Number 30

I"m letting it go again
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I’m letting it go [again] 

(letting go). 

All the same familiar things  

(letting go). 

My friends – all acting the same 

(letting go). 

My friends – playing the same game 

(letting go).

I thought it’d change last night  

(not letting go). 

I’m gonna make this right 

(not letting go). 

I’m gonna win this fight 

(not letting go). 

. . . 

. . .I just wanted to make it right. . .  

. . . 

. . .(it’s, gone). . . 

. . . 
 

Why do we run our lives in inside circles 

always spinning and reliving the past; 

We are reaching for what we thought we lost

while losing what could have been in our grasp.

Lifeless Winter Trees

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