Go It Alone - “Love”
I never felt the ache of being alone, never sensed an empty space inside myself. Never felt the urge to fill a void with the presence of someone else. But you uncovered a feeling inside of me, unfamiliar and unique. Created a vacancy within where one never used to be. Dear absentee, dear missing piece, I’ve missed you since the day we met. Dear truant friend, dear tune stuck in my head that I cant forget… a lost memory, an errant wish, you were a missing limb; every morning I had to wake up and realize you were gone all over again. An unfinished sentence, an interrupted thought, a name on the tip of my tongue. An unsent letter, an unopened book, a lyric left unsung. Dear absentee, dear missing piece, I’ve missed you since the day we met. Dear truant friend, dear tune stuck in my head. Dear you… I’ve got these feelings inside, somehow I always knew you’d understand. They’ve been laying dormant for a lifetime. I’m waking up for the first time.
Safe and Sound
Laughing Horse Books. Portland, OR
July 7th, 2013