Maybe Today

by Sakira Dillard



Maybe Today
minutes to hours, hours to days
Maybe today is the day I donít remember
The scent of you

days to weeks, weeks to months
Maybe today is the day I donít remember
How you feel

Your broad shoulders, muscles rippling
along lines pulled tight from years of
hard labor

Maybe today

I long for strong hands that hold me tight
gripping me in passionís mist.

minutes to hours, hours to days
I push your memory around in my mind.
Hoping for an answer

Maybe

Days to weeks, weeks to months
I struggle with this love that remains in my heart

Memories like video tapes slip into
place on instant replay carrying me along its path

I wish to fall into the picture and emerse myself
in the love that never was what it seemed.

minutes to hours, hours to days
I wonder how long it takes to stop a short term love
Does it simply fade.

May be today

days to weeks, weeks to months
I bounce new loves back and forth across my spirit
Temporary fixes to a broken heart.

Maybe

Loneliness surrounds me in the middle of groups of parties,
dreaming of being a couple.
Separation anxiety lays heavy upon me.

I want to rip out this loveís pages from my heart
memories of how you call my name
Tear it into little pieces

today

minutes to hours, hours to days
canít seem to remove the lasting imprint of your smile
Dimples press sweet into my mind.

days to weeks, weeks to months
canít seem to wash the scent of your cologne from my skin
I catch whiffs unexpectedly.

fading pictures scattered across my bed of loving nights
and laughing days
I want to lay my head upon your shoulder

May be
Shadows slip up and down my room,
gray in the passing of day to night
I want to forget the longing.

Today

days to weeks, weeks to months
Almost made it through a day without thinking of you
Your were my heartís love

days to hours, hours to minutes
Your face, your smile is not so clear this second.
I had to stop to remember
But the feeling of sweetness remains.

Minutes to seconds, I donít wish for you just this second
And this moment  I will only remember the best part of you.


Maybe Today by Sakira Dillard

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