“You mustn’t shed tears for one such as I”
But I have not raced to the edge
Of my thoughts nor broken the limits
Of my pain in order to remember you
When no one will – this silence,
Absence of remembrance that I
Will not stand for.
Let me consume these pains
While I am here – for you, for the unspoken
Words and words we’d rather
Take back, the untaken
Kindnesses and unintended rejections.
So please do not deny me
These desires to weather your storm,
As living in silence
Is much more difficult
When you have already left me.