Windows of Myself

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Broken, Clipped Frames
Casting Shadows
Peeking through cracks of light
Glowing
Shimmering, illuminating my
Face of pain

Hiding behind shards
Until the moment of pain will pass
Surrounded by a mass
Of darkness at night
The pain swallows me
Feels me with fright

Through the window
Your glorious face appears
My pain instantly melts, disappears
Because I know you unconditionally accept
The Windows of myself

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Your arms

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I want that hug that once encompassed my body back. Those hugs that ignited such deep feelings of love. Every time I hugged you, I never wanted to release you from my arms. I miss your smile so terribly. All the tears I’ve shed don’t seem to put distance between my reality and those memories. I want to feel your arms around me so badly that it hurts my skin. I want you to come to my house and tell me you’ve changed your mind. Instead I dream. Usually I dream I’ve met someone and we are in a budding romance. There is flirting and nervousness followed by a calm like in all new relationships. But if I think of the last time I felt ecstasy, I remember your arms.