Lost and found

What if we just stopped now?
got off here and departed
in opposite directions
with no last look back
shuffling on
to whatever comes next
never again to lie
with our legs entwined
our faces close enough
to feel the pounding of hearts
the hotness of breath
lost without each other

What if we just stopped now?
and started again
put on our shoes
and went for a walk
where no one knows us
familiar feelings fade
leaving us holding on
with nothing to do but drink
daring to take one last sip
before it is all drunk
and we forget
how we got here


This poem appeared originally in Poetry Pacific, August 2014. This has been revised a bot since then.


©Daniel von der Embse