there were whispers following me,
all this noise I just couldn’t shake,
moments slipping for all to see,
as if there was any more I could take.
but my summer was bright with you,
the words you shared in honey bursts alight —
always sweet on the tongue as if said on cue —
but I didn’t care: you made me forget my blight.
you sang me poetry in glimpses and notes,
things I sequestered away for further study,
because I was eyeing every sign in your quotes
to tell me that I was far more than just a buddy.
but you were just another fish in the sea
and that was all you would ever be.
Originally published at https://vocal.media.