How can it be

How can it be

that only now I can see

what was always there

in front of me?

How can it be

that I was so blinded 

by desire and need

that you were able to fall through the cracks?

You slipped into my life,

my heart,

my dreams,

you became everything.

But in one wicked moment

with a sharp word of good bye

I lost it all 

because I lost sight of me.

How can it be

that I was such a fool

and I let you go

when really,

I should have sheltered in your arms. 

©Jay-lyn Doerksen

 September 27/17

Do you ever

Do you ever think of me?

On moonlit nights

with jasmine thick in the air ;

can you feel my heartache?

Do you ever hear my whisper?

During candlelit dinners

love songs playing in the background;

can you feel my sorrow?

Do you ever catch my scent?

Under starlit skies

diamonds glitter in the night and hand

can you feel my despair?

Shards of time

slivers of silence

dreams that turned to dark ashes.

I was on my knees,

begging for one more chance

only to be cast aside with casual disregard.

Do you ever…….

©Jay-lyn Doerksen.

September 27/17