mperry

ALL I KNOW IS

ALL I KNOW IS

A light once possessed, this want, had a common thread, we begin
to unravel, left with lingered thoughts of you, once made me insane
deep, inside my veins, you, came like a drug to flow under my skin

when the conditions were right, comes a perfect storm, so multi-layered
my right to saver, you, an impression of, a deepest void, my failure to nigate

left only, a need, a fix, my heart was fire, steeped like a craving, not shared

as your memory differs from mine, you and I remember, in our own way to explain
the story of a love now having gone cold, left behind, of what was, the image seared

of me watching you go, my eyes are left wide, for all I know is gone, the hurt retained

like some paper thin walls that come back to echo , to reverberate, not fade

that dripping sink, our first place, no longer a comfort, my fist through a wall

my way to recall, a few minutes more, just to lie with you, in the bed, we made

as your memory differs from mine, you and I remember, in our own way to explain
the story of a love now having gone cold, left behind, of what was, the image seared

of me watching you go, my eyes are left wide, for all I know is gone, the hurt retained

By Michael Perry

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This is powerful and haunting.  My favorite lines:  

 

like some paper thin walls that come back to echo , to reverberate, not fade

that dripping sink, our first place, no longer a comfort, my fist through a wall

my way to recall, a few minutes more, just to lie with you, in the bed, we made



One minor grammatic/spelling quibble

On 2/15/2016 at 13:48, mperry said:

my right to saver

Is to change "saver"  to "savor."

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