Pearls on blue silk

I reach for the pearls

That you gave me ~

And clasp them

Round my neck ~

The last gift that

You gave me ~

My last tie to you ~

Lies cold and heavy

Against my skin ~

The way my heart

Lies leaden in my breast ~

And I wonder if

It will ever go away ~

This chill that ices

My bones ~ and

Makes all thought

Of warmth and comfort ~

Seem like a mirage

Or a magic spell ~

From long ago ~

Sometimes I think

I should rid myself

Of this last reminder ~

But I know

I never will ~ just

As I know that I

Will never be rid

Of the memory of you ~

I wonder

If you ever think of me ~

If you ever remember

The good times ~

Before it all went

So very wrong ~

So very quickly and

So finally ~

So hate me if you will

But don’t forget me ~

I could bear anything

But that ~

If I would go on ~

I must believe that ~

So long as this world

Shall hold us both ~

You will remember me ~

As I remember you ~

(Originally published November 29, 2012)

Author: Melody J Haislip

I'm either a transplanted East Coaster or a born again West Coaster. My heart kept pulling me toward Oregon, and when I followed it I found my dream, which I am living daily. My dream of becoming a writer has come true as well. I am in the company of people who speak my language, and the sense of community is healing hurts I didn't know were there. I am very grateful for my enormous good fortune.