Tuesday, October 1, 2013

I Tried, I Tried Not to Love You

I tried, I tried not to love you
I thought maybe
we could be friends
because friends last longer
than lovers,
and I'm wanting this
to last long, long, long.
Forever and a day,
and all the nights after that.
To wake in the morning and smile
Smile into your sleeping eyes,
and see your dreams,
and for those dreams to come alive,
in the light of day,
and for your nightmares
to become as old photographs
that you could pick or choose
in black and white,
then replay at random as memories
from a past life,
laughing at your release
from Servitude,
crying at your mistakes
and smiling softly,
knowing that love is for Now,
as well as After.

 I tried not to love you,
Though I didn't try very hard.
©Summer 2012 Phillip Hennessy

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