Hunched

On a damp roof,

I listen to the silence;

A breeze ruffles the trees,

An AC unit powers down;

The silence is more complete

 

I drive my fist through the dry plaster

With the raw power of my feelings:

Confusion, fear, sadness, anger

 

Hunched

On a damp roof,

I watch the darkness;

The streetlights feebly glow,

A light in a window gives up;

The darkness is more complete

 

4 years I cared for you,

4 years I loved you,

4 years you were my world’s rotation

 

Hunched

On a damp roof,

I feel the stillness;

A firefly’s flashing ceases,

Like a light bulb burning out;

The stillness is more complete

 

Hunched

On a damp roof,

I inhale the wet night;

Scoured clean by the storm,

Heavily musty air blankets my nose;

The scent is more complete

 

4 years I loved you

And in one night you gave one guy

More love than was ever mine.

 

Hunched

On a damp roof,

I meditate on my peace;

Relinquishing the right to mourn,

A single tear splashes the shingle;

The peace is more complete

 

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