8/30 Armed Stranger

Another scrolling Instagram inspired poem. My boyfriend was mad because I was posting about an EX after he told me to not give him the #timeofday ... he was too late. My pen had other ideas.... inspired by #darkroomstories




They came into my life

On a downbeat 

With a drive that matched mine

The synergy so rare

That first night

We talked til 3a

All topics not off limits

They saw me

They understood me 

They finished my sentences

We talked about forever 

We talked about our goals

Passions and ambitions 

We struggled to find time to commune together

That first train ride changed everything 

I reached to hold their hand

They smiled a smile I never saw before 

It had an innocent glimmer

Like "wow she chose me" little old me

That night we connected our spirits

After finishing our work of course

They never let me get distracted from my goals

They became my reward after I hit submit

It went so well

I visited them at all their shows

I cheered so loud

They could hear my support 

My belief in their cause

My passion for their passion

Then they told me about her

Their painful past 

Ugly divorce of passions

Of missions

Of tethered futures 

I felt for them

They were gifted in touching my emotions

So deep

Unbeknownst to me 

It was all a rouse

Now

They don't remember 

The dark clouds we brought each other through 

They don't remember 

The songs they wrote about our amor

They don't remember

The struggle love

They don't remember

How the sound of their voice 

Could pause my heart

Could excite my mind

They don't remember

The countless after 11 encounters

To supply their needs

To feed their itch 

While on tour for generations

They don't remember 

The secret video calls 

They don't remember 

Asking me to sing on their songs 

But I wasn't ready 

They don't remember

The joy we shared 

when they reconnected with their birth family

They don't  remember

Why is it so easy for them to forget 

They don't remember 

And now they are

An armed stranger

With all my secrets.

[7.apr.2020]


#napowrimo2020

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