I Remember "Our"/26 Minute Goodbyes

I Remember "Our"/26 Minute Goodbyes

A Poem by Arly Parent

I Remember "Our"


The smoothness of your skin

The warmth of your mouth

And the closeness of our hearts as we hold each other

Alone in a sea of possibilities

A still spot in an ocean of pain and fighting and waste and…

It doesn't matter



I have to go

I know

Me too

Do you?


26 Minute Goodbyes

I have to go

I’m not leaving

It’s time to get back

            You’re not turning


The time has come but

we just sway

and kiss

and smile,

saying a million goodbyes we’ll never mean--

eye to eye

nose to nose

lips to lips

knowing we’ll speak in minutes

see each other in hours

be one in our dreams when we fall asleep


ear to ear by phone

‘til we can touch again as/after/when the sun rises

But we don’t leave

We won’t leave

we’ll just…


© 2012 Arly Parent

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Added on April 16, 2012
Last Updated on April 17, 2012
Tags: love, together, kiss, safe, peace, tumult, tumultuous, ocean, friend, boyfriend, girlfriend, good, bye, goodbye, goodbyes, sleep, boy, girl, voice, hear


Arly Parent
Arly Parent

Lantana, FL

There's nothing about me. I play with pauses as well as silence. I write words, assign meanings and junk, and play with a language that might be as much my own as another. I don't know. more..


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