Monday, July 9, 2012
Drugged up Rantings...
They are crumpled from your haste exodus
from the bed of my life (our life)
...I smooth them over. Think feebly to myself,
that if I can smooth them enough, no one
will ever know you were here.
That your emotional fingerprint wont smudge my
existence too badly.
I know that's a lie.
You left your mark.
On my eye where you planted your fist
and my mouth that you chewed raw,
dry and caked with your crusted saliva
that slopped off of your tongue like it was
a wet toad.
You left it on my heart that broke into pieces
and shattered the ice of my wrist that bled,
like war wounds into the wash basin...
You left your mark, you son of a bitch...
I stare at it, still.
Remembering the times you twirled me around in public,
screaming to the universe that you adored me,
that I was the only thing you would ever love,
and I remember smiling. Not the fake "church smile" or
"funeral smile" or "I'm F.I.N.E." smile...but a real one.
One that slipped onto my face with such ease I thought
it was just a dream. It could never be real.
I wish, now, that it had been just a dream.
I wish you were nothing more than too much to drink one night...
I sit - stupefied in my chair, pills kicking in,
mind checking out. I sit.
Waiting for them to say that on that summery
afternoon, a mere inches from jumping into life with you,
that I didn't find what I always prayed I wouldn't.
Not that...please? Anything but that...
Don't make me be the failure-esque, insufficient one again... please...
I waited for your call. For you to swing open
the door with sunflowers in hand, smiling that smile,
the way you used to be...and take me away.
Not to somewhere fantastical - just to somewhere
where we could be forever.
Now - tonight - I sit staring...
Six months - six months to the date and
I find myself swallowing the barrell of a gun.
The pills have numbed me to the core. I feel nothing except
the desire for it all to be over.
I pull - - - & see your smile...
It isn't real...I know I'm dying...
But then again, it was never real
and this is as close as I have ever been
to being lost in paradise...
My heart is broken...