Hello there, I generally don’t make excuses or speak directly to the reader cause the reader usually is an imaginary ideal in my world. All these posts are open letters to myself – I’m hoping that I can reach the person I once was and convince him to come back home. These are all just attempts and I’m glad if other people can get happily lost in them or find themselves from them. What I wanted to say before digression took hold was I wrote this poem after a few nights of insomnia to see what my sleep deprived mind could conjure up. Maybe I can find a way to dream with my eyes wide open cause they cant seem to stay shut. Forgive me for all the errors in spelling and grammar that may follow and enjoy.
Best friend and I spend most of our days listening to the air echo through the rusted pipes of life
Abstract absurdisms bursting out of our lips to and fro at random moments,
laughter and sunshine springing itself forward from the aqueducts of light,
that is our youth
Shaking off the remnants of last winter’s various colds and sicknesses
We’d make stories out of the clouds and play house
We wore rags for clothes that stayed stained by the grass and
dirt roads we ran through
Best friend, all I know is you
Young and unconcerned with ‘proper’ nor society
, playing shoeless in the mud
We’d play marbles with stones and pebbles
And kiss underneath the dinner table’s swollen ankles
Strange, I don’t remember any rain in those days
And I want the summer to last forever
But sunlight only ever lasts for a day
Best friend is leaving me and I don’t know where she’s going
Best friend came to me in today’s morning, sad and secretive
Her clothes were still dirty from yesterday but I don’t care
I laugh in joy, with no malice, I am just happy to see her
She stands there staring at me, no greeting in reply to mine.
My child’s mind doesn’t understand why
Was it something I did, I’m sure it was
“Im sorry, Im sorry, Im sorry”
I stand there reciting the same apology like a mantra
Best friend please don’t leave, all I know is you.
Best friend turns and leaves without stating why
And I wish that rainless summer could’ve lasted forever
But they seldom do,
Best friend was gone by the time autumn came
Sunlight only ever really lasts for a day.