The Night I Told You I Still Loved You

i.
i drunk a bottle of red on the bus
"dutch courage" or something like that
you were late so i lit a cigarette
and watched the last of the sun fade behind our old flat

ii.
22 minutes later you arrived
dressed in a navy suit
completely oblivious to the words my mouth and soul needed to shoot
out and through your ears
it’s do or die, all or nothing
the night air held tight to my fears

iii.
i poured it all out
over the oak table and cheap candle
you said nothing
but your eyes, your face spoke it all
too much for my glued-together heart to handle

iv.
the night was windy
my hair being thrown around
feet barely touching the ground
because you were here
but for all the wrong reasons
you kissed me ever so lightly on the forehead
and your lips said
'people come and go like seasons'
i promised i wouldn’t cry
but as you turned on your heel to leave
no spoken goodbye
my green eyes betrayed me
tears flow down to join the sea

v.
my rent is due at the end of the month
but i’m not going to pay
for love doesn’t live here anymore
and i’ve nothing else to say

@1 year ago with 375 notes
#prose #poetry #creative writing #spilled ink #spoken word #writing #poem #free verse #lit #love 
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