I AM NOT THE PERSON
Sitting listless in a twin bed writing;
the smell of carnal acts a day away still alive on the sheets
and the sound of our breathing in my head,
I got to thinking.
I am not the person I was when we exchanged hellos.
I’ve cut my hair and cured my skin since then.
I’ve been healing,
a healing where I’m learning not to pick at
peeling, mending skin.
You’ve changed as well in ways unknown to me;
existing an island away, living only though the ripples of the
three floating dots at the bottom of my screen
I’ll be right with you.
Thank you for sharing.
Thank you for hearing.
Thank you for helping me grow.
My heart is bigger because of you
and I am not the kind of person to let that go untold.
Thank you for choosing me, thank you for holding me.
Thank you, however briefly, for the person I am to you.