imagesa0s52r9pHow long will it be before my heart will beat again?

When will this blue blood stop coursing through my veins?

This arrhythmic pulse grows weary


When will I be able to hear a song

Read a passage

Or breathe without thinking of you

Wondering if you’re okay

If you miss me as much as I miss you


When will I stop seeing you on busy sidewalks

In stairwells

On subways

Or in my dreams?


When will I be able to tune out your voice

Echoing through the space between my ears?

When will your soul unoccupy my heart

Allowing room for someone else?


Our conversations keep replaying in my head

Like a record needle stuck in a worn-out groove

Faint glimpses of a spectre that won’t stop haunting me

Torturing and taunting me

Memories that won’t set me free

Stopping me cold in my tracks


If I can still smell you

Taste you

And touch you

Then why do I still feel so numb?


Copyright 2016-5-31- L.M. Giannone

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