poetry

To My Millenial Lover

Epistles: Epistolary poems, from the Latin “epistula” for “letter,” are, quite literally, poems that read as letters. As poems of direct address, they can be intimate and colloquial or formal and measured.

What did we know of love when we began
What do we know of it right now
Except that when it’s right, it is
But every time, I cast a glance at you
I feel it in my bones
And so do you
You remind me all things familiar,
As if you’ve always been a part
Of this bruised broken heart

We both sat near the window
As we watched ships sail through
“I am incapable of feeling”, you lamented
I wept for all of my broken dreams
What were we then?
Mere strangers who held a piece of each other
Kissed away my tears, you and
I ran my cold hands across your warm face
What other intoxication did we wish for

We are lovers
Masquerading as friends
Chasing Sunsets
Painting night skies
Talking dreams
As if we are back in school
You face glows cherry red when you blush
We rush each other at times
Sometimes we hush

What did we know of love when we began
What do we know of it right now
Maybe we should get together again
Trace crevices of our moons
So let me know, my darling
If you ever happen to come to my part of town
Beside the grand old station
Next to the fort that stands gracefully in ruins
And let’s paint it red

 

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