poem151: The Last Breath

Long after the sun’s set

I release a breath

of self-proclaimed misery

and let out

all those dreams

that couldn’t be true

I let out a breath

of restless hope

as I prepare myself

for the scarce crumbs of comfort

that night brings on

will I be

in your arms again

and cry a river, eventually

with every drop confessing

my undying love for you?

and then I shall sleep like a babe

wrapped in your promises

knowing the world

couldn’t harm me

while I’m at the heart of

all your affections

And as dawn rides on fresh wings

I take the last breath

of despair

until absurdity washes off

and bid my naïve self goodbye

the era of wistfulness is over

but this knot in my heart

is here to stay