PIECES OF MY HEART

PIECES OF MY HEART will be a collection of poems and will all be uploaded into this blog post.

I.

Forgive me,
I know that love is pleasure,
but love is also pain.
I love you so deeply that the very thought of your permanent absence leaves me breathless.
It causes a stabbing pain that radiates throughout my body and leaves me hunched over, weeping.
I cannot stay fully present, as it forces me to live in the future, where you've left and I'm alone.
You make up the very essence of my being.
You are my heart.
And how can I live without my heart?.
II.
You sat there, alone
surrounded by the cries and the noise and the chaos of others' longing for love.
But you sat there quietly, and looked at me with doleful eyes that told the story
of a lost soul with a despairing past and an unknown future
wanting the love that everyone was fighting for.
It was in that moment, another moment in time where life changed,
that our souls combined and you found the love you've been looking for.
III. 
Its 7:08pm on a muggy, Friday evening in August,
raindrops battering the window from the storm.
Jax sits atop his favorite spot on the brick ledge near the windowpane.
His tail slowly swaying back and forth,
gazing out, scanning for birds I imagine, but instead, watching the lightning fill up the sky.
The music and conversations from the bar below increase as people enjoy the start of the weekend.
And here I am, at 7:08pm on a Friday evening,
Lying on the couch, with the lights off, listening to the sounds of the storm and watching Jax as he sits atop his favorite spot on the brick ledge near the windowpane watching the lightning fill up the sky.