Wednesday’s Words

14 Jul

Any time spent away
from him hurts physically
like drinking coffee that’s too hot,
burning tongue and chest.
Nothing makes it feel better,
not deep breaths or a glass of wine.

I’m never quite prepared
for the sensation
even though I know it’s coming
every time he’s going.

I used to think I was open
to any challenge, but this –

this may prove too much.

Would he think any less of me
if I were to cling?
Grab his arm, his love.
Close my mouth and refuse to swallow.


3 Responses to “Wednesday’s Words”

  1. amymckie July 14, 2010 at 9:16 am #

    What a great poem, really shows the emotions.

  2. slpmartin July 14, 2010 at 11:23 am #

    Such deep wanting and pain….so nicely presented in your poem.

    • lavenderlines July 14, 2010 at 11:30 am #

      Thanks. My husband works away form home 3 weeks a month so I had plenty to draw inspiration from.

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