It Wasn’t The Text Message…

Just now,
Unexpectedly,
And regrettably…

I got your text message.

No…

I need to take that back.
That’s not the way
I really feel.

The truth is
That I just received
The greatest,
Unforeseen,
Bittersweet gift,
I could ever imagine.

So many years have passed.

So many missed opportunities,
Authoring a story of what
Might have been…

What could have been…

Had you,
And I,

Taken a path together,

Fulfilling a certain destiny

Together.

But that was not our fate,
Nor future.

Nonetheless,
We clutched

For decades,

To a memory,
To an ember,
To a taste,
Of a wistful dream.

So here I sit,
Tonight.

Breathless.

It wasn’t the text message you sent me…

It was your was heart,
It was your body,
It was your essence,
And whisper of what could have been.

No…

It wasn’t the text message that ripped
My heart from the mundane,
Throwing me into another world,
That would never exist.

It was you.

 

 

 

© 2018 W. C. Stacia, Jr.

2 thoughts on “It Wasn’t The Text Message…

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s