it was fun while it lasted
for a second there I actually thought
we had become more than just
short breaths and desperate hands
I guess these things don’t last but
I hear neither does the pain
we stayed shallow enough to choose
when to be done paddling and stand,
move on without an excuse,
walk away in search of new currents and hands
I never wanted for it to be me
the one to say I can’t give
but hand her heart away again
today I’m here to say goodbye to you, lover
even though words were never spoken
I released you with kindness and
a little sadness for the lost magic
that we could’ve been
I wrote all the things I didn’t say then burned them,
my heart towering over the dying flame until the ash scattered in the wind.
I saw all my words ablaze,
and then gone
and thought how funny!
that’s just what happened to us.