Unfinished (Change & Exchange).

I care for you
but I never call
I long to see you
but always cancel
our plans
I miss your laughter
but I lock myself away
We used to dream together
but I’ve sailed across
an ocean

I want to see my friend
but I never open my eyes
I want to speak your name
but my lips won’t move
I want yesterday
but it has died
We used to be alive
I don’t even
know where you are

You keep reaching out
though I know you must feel it
Your eyes keep searching
you must see it, too
Your heart must be broken
cause I know you care
I used to be there
now I am nowhere

I’ve left a void
in the wake of my decision
I’ve made a mess
with the art of letting go
I can’t tell if I’m selfless
or selfish
Why can’t I feel
the same way you feel?
Nothing is certain
save for change and exchange

© Rylan Skelly, December 2018


About the Author: I have a B.A. in Honours Religious Studies from the University of Waterloo and I love all major world religions – Eastern, Western, or in between. I’m genderqueer, and I’m comfortable with male, neutral, and female pronouns. I’m married to my dear wife Lynn, who is the love of my life, my best friend, and my muse. I think far too much, and often have too many ideas to know what to do with. And I am a doing being, just like you!

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