Petites Pensées ~ What Might Have Been

Another of those very rare dreams about you last night
Let me be clear, this isn’t me pining, not in the least
It does strike me as rather sad though
Two people who once had so much to say to each other
Can’t find it in their hearts to observe even the social courtesies
Using technology instead of words
Maintaining the most tenuous of connections
Where once the sound of each other’s voices
Was the only sound our hearts could hear

~ kei
13 August 2017

Petites Pensées ~ Just Do It

Apropos of nothing specific, just on my mind
How much nicer would the world be
How much needless hurt and resentment gone
If only humans would rediscover the lost art of personal responsibility

The simple fact of owning that you did something wrong
instead of blaming the bus, the fax machine, the dude next door
Just say, “I messed up and I’m sorry”, “It was my mistake and I apologize”

~ kei
8 July 2017

Petites Pensées

I wish I could erase your body’s imprint from this virginal bed

Not hear the siren sound of your voice in words you never said

I can make my heart to still, wall it up against what was

Put up boundaries round my mind, make it impervious

But your image still speaks to my body, finds the target every time

Calls to me from a distant photo, In the dialect of my kind

~ kei
15 October 2013

Petites Pensées

I need to stop sleeping with my laptop

Once, it was like having you for a nightlight

Alone but not lonely, secure even in distance

Now, it’s like staring into an open refrigerator

Where a glaring lightbulb reveals only emptiness

Alone and left hungry for something, anything

Maybe tonight, I’ll try sleeping without

The hum of the modem for my lullabye

Or not…

~ kei
1 October 2013