Untitled Poem # 22…

by Talha Minhas

I’ve known you long enough…
To know that you are unable to receive my love.
Long enough to know that you consider it a formality,
To care for my share of happiness…
In your happiness.

I’ve known you long enough…
To keep myself at a distance from you.
This is no way to live a life;
It is boring and a drag…
For me to live a lie.

I’ve cared for some things…
That I didn’t show you.
It was an elaborate effort…
But a failed one;
That it didn’t work out between us.

I’m not sad, my love, neither do I have regrets…
I am worried and unmindful,
Of what it might mean…
To push you away from myself.
And so, it is.

Remember the time we came so close,
We could have kissed?
I do, vividly!
Remember all the times we had to ourselves;
Could we still expect some more of those?

I like to think of you often…
Not as often, though, I feel like telling you,
That we could’ve been together…
And wrote poetry;
But…

For Sundas; 8-28-2014.

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