His Laughter

I met someone with your laugh today.

The sound of pleasantries filled the air once more.

My brick wall began to crumble.

A laugh as carefree as the trembling winds,

And I wanted to go wherever the breeze would carry me.

 

I hadn’t heard that sound in years;

It filled my lonely vessel with yearning.

For so long I had been coated in stardust and moonlight,

But that laugh was my deliverance to the sun.

And I wanted to bask in the warmth.

 

I had carried a tune of melancholy,

With salty lips and salty eyes,

I bobbed – a sinking ship,

But that sound anchored me.

And I wanted to remain tethered to it for eternity.

 

I met someone with your laugh today.

I felt the love and loss all over again.

My wall was built – piece by piece, brick by brick.

A laugh as heartbreaking as a hurricane,

And I was the tattered wreckage.

 

s.r.p.

Comments

  1. Absolutely adore this. So beautifully written.

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