Bridget Fahey O’Brien and Lisa Nielsen

Inspiration Piece

Lisa Nielsen

i was once as lonely as this

i was once as lonely as this:
dusty bones on a steel table
longing eyes and a misplaced hand
forever caught between a promise and a kiss

my ear’s been to your chest many times,
hopeful and listening
for proof that i am not alone
but all i heard were echoes
and all you did was shrug

i knew it was over when my words became quicksand
and you turned away rather than offer a hand
it was over when you slurred out shortcomings
that had nothing to do with me yet were my fault
it was over a million times over

it wasn’t like this in the beginning,
is what is always said before its done
so i had to stop waiting
because the waiting would have no end

so finally,
i mazed thru the other side like a ninja
over shards of glass you had thrown in my path
like dice in an alley
my years of walking on eggshells had finally come in handy

Response:

Bridget Fahey O’Brien

Abandoned Garden

One Comment

  1. annmarie
    Posted December 11, 2011 at 7:44 pm | #

    Brava! Beautiful pairing!

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