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Yesterday I posted the first stanza of this poem. I didn’t realize til afterward that it was only part of a poem. Today I wrote the rest. It’s still only a rough draft, but I hope you enjoy this piece of my heart.

 – You and I –

When I close my eyes I travel back,
My dreams and hopes made tangible.
Every glance, every unsaid word, tug
Deep into the well bored through
My chest. I gasp and reach
But you and I have made an art
Of avoiding love.

When I close my eyes I sink into
The darkness and unseen regrets.
I wander, no destination in reach,
Into the void where you once
Resided. I look for you
But you and I have made an art
Of chasing love.

When I open my eyes I fall forward,
Sepia strands stained gray flow
Behind me, a river of lost memories,
The last place I will find you.
Our hearts touch and yearn
But you and I have made an art
Of forgetting love.

© Amanda Makepeace

Written for NaPoWriMo 2012

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