I trace fading footprints along the riverside
chasing the shadowy past with bated breath
hoping to get a slice of it that will give me
some needed closure.
I saw the branches of the trees, swaying with
the touch of a breeze. As if to send me a sign
to let it go.
I can never let you go
holding your name upon my lips
my heart beats along the rhythm of your soul
my mind has never forgotten, how you made me
dance along the depths of my own symphony.
My body a prisoner of your melody
arching towards your magnetic pull swaying
with every stroke of your piano keys.
I can never let you go… I will sprout like
an unwanted weed in your backyard.
Stalking you, like an ivy climbing up your garden wall.
kiss the rain
the sliver of light
that bounces back
in the window.
touch the breeze
with renewed enthusiasm.
listen to the silent grave
under the deep blue sea
let go of the battles you fought in silence.