Double N

4 May, 2011 at 14:18 (Uncategorized)

Did I fall in love with him because I needed you?
I still do.
I can live without you, that is easy,
It will always have been too long.
Meet my lips with your eyes
and a breathe of smoke, half-forgotten.

Tell me, did I fall in love with him
because you had gone?
Have you missed me? I have been held
by his eyes and calmed
by his arms.
As only you had ever done
The echoes were too strong
I fell in love with him – then felt them
Stepped outside of his circle of light
and watched you both walk on.

Did I fall in love with you because I needed him?
I think so.
I can give myself up inside your arms,
Too easily, too fast, no explanation.
Meet my eyes with your lips
and that smile of some half-shared joke.

Tell me, did I fall in love with you
because he had gone?
Have I been wrong? I have been kissed
by your lips and shared
a drink with him instead.
But until he was gone
that look was yours alone
I fell in love with you – on a summer’s day
Felt your smile play across my mind
And ducked aside, only after all, ill-timed.

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4 Comments

  1. shanodindryad said,

    I like this one, though it seems quite clunky and doesn’t flow as well as some of your other stuff.

    • luvlymish said,

      People do seem to have a divide between liking poems that I just write and liking poems that I construct.

      • shanodindryad said,

        Which one is this? It’s not that I don’t like it 🙂

      • luvlymish said,

        Emphatically constructed, you’ve demonstrated a preference for written ones. Rose_cain on the other hand tends to prefer constructed ones.

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