Apostrophe S

Apostrophe S

A Poem by Anna

When you leave me 

I can tell you two things

For certain.

I will have loved you 

Loved you despairingly�"

And I will be there 

Anytime you need me.

I will be at your side 

In a whisper, in the middle 

Of the night.

I come to your call

As my chest has hollowed 

To make room for you.

I will arrive like the wind 

Were under my wings

The entire summer.

My hands will remember 

The lines of your face 

And the deep, jutting corners 

Of your collar bones

Under the tips of my fingers. 

My tongue will move to speak 

Just the words you want 

Nothing else, like nothing matters�"

Only you, then I in your 

Long, dark shadow 

Over the bedside table 

And I, not in your bed.

My figure will grace your 

Open doorway

Should you leave it open�"

Should the light stay on

I will come. 

Through your garden 

Of stars, of endless black 

Awash in gentle

Morning's white. 

I fade into place�" 

The apostrophe

That follows your name. 

I will be there

But I will have died. 

© 2023 Anna

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This is so heartfelt and earnest. Such a swell of quiet compassion in every line. I misread the line as ‘As my chest has hollowed
To make a room for you’ which I thought was brilliant. It’s still very good as it is, I just loved how I misread it! Oops!

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