An Unanswered Letter, poetry by Ian Perlman at Spillwords.com

An Unanswered Letter

An Unanswered Letter

written by: Ian Perlman (prikcab)

 

the cold can be unforgiving
although sometimes
the crisp air clears the way for the same star
for us to stare upon together
we would walk blanketed fields together
and hear the crunching of snow beneath our boots
would we look at each other and know
I think about that

I don’t want just one more day
I want them all

Is that asking too much
The absence is aching

as sweet spring breezes lilt around us
you could talk for hours
I would hear your stories and memorize your laugh
your mother’s heart
pure and true
wants me to share my hopes, dreams and fears
the blooms of the season
buoy our thoughts

I don’t want just one more day
I want them all

We have both been robbed
by fate’s cruel thief

when we would lose our way
and sadness met the summer rain
stomping and spinning through puddled streets
would help hide the tears
singing at the top of our lungs with windows down
thoughts towards kicking flip flops in the sand
once beside the crashing waves
we drifted and browned

I don’t want just one more day
I want them all

There will always be spaces
I will fill you in best I can
I’m constantly wondering where we left off
where we would go and where we should be
rustling autumn leaves have me wishing
for more memories to help me sleep
you were young and you were strong
you’ve been gone for far too long
you were called away from home
time has been stolen from me and my mom

I don’t want just one more day
I want them all

Seasons change
And you are still not here

prikcab (Ian Perlman)

prikcab (Ian Perlman)

Prikcab is a widowed father of two beautiful teens living in the northeast.
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