I love you.
by Lauren Alexandra
There have been days it hurt to even think of you.
It hurt to be away from you,
but even more to be near you.
Such sweet pain. A silent martyrdom of longing glances flitting away as moths from a flame as
turned and looked at me. I only had to stop and smile and
I could see your face,
hear your voice,
smell your scent.
Two long years.
have been my friend.
Rock, steadfast, true, only you
would hold me as I cried, knew when I almost died, and
carried me home.
I feel like I never thanked you.
Yet you love her.
I will never tell.
Happy for you as she enters the room and I'm alone,
cold as stone.
And I've forgotten the way you smell.