Purple's Platitudes

nothing but words …

famous last words

09 August 2013

famous last words

 

eighteen years,

too long to some, not long enough

for others. Ten page letters,

in the beginning, sometimes more,

we never seemed to have enough

time to say all we wished to say.

As days and months became years,

our words changed.

I don’t blame you, any more than I

accept the blame entirely. Things

just changed. We changed.

Words of future, so inexhaustible

in the beginning, became

words of the moment, sometimes

nothing more than what had to be said.

But, of all we ever wrote or spoke,

your famous last words are the ones

which still echo the loudest,

the longest in my memory:

"I love you, but I just can’t live with you."

And now …

there are nothing but words.

 

(written for Kellie Elmore’s FWF )

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9 August, 2013 - Posted by | Poetry |

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