I knew it was only a matter of time before I started putting my poems up on my blog….
This one is a little over a year old, but I just stumbled across it and thought I’d throw it up here.
You Never Inspired Poetry – An Exception
When you left
in such a sudden, unexpected way
tossing me aside like a once treasured childhood toy,
who promised to bring no happiness or use in the future
a look, a sigh,
and thrown out – without additional thought
oh, it was so easy for you, wasn’t it?
To make up your mind
and follow through
win one swift motion – you cut your losses
and left me alone to pick up the pieces
I turned immediately to my journal
thinking I could write a way to make sense of the broken promises
thinking I could answer the begging why
and over time
I found there are no questions worth the answer
no reasons to validate your decision
There is not one fucking excuse for you.
And I am ashamed to think I even tried looking for a reason
to excuse you
to explain you
to understand who you really are
But that time has past
and, like my own childhood toys
you are boxed up and forgotten
in the basement of my father’s house
And my journal is clean
because in all of my writings
there was not one poem
you ever inspired in me
(except for this one).