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a wish and a prayer [poem]

I go for weeks without thinking about you
but sometimes
barely an hour goes by
before someone or something reminds me
to hold my breath
I don’t enjoy holding my breath love
my asthma and this cold winter weather
makes me breathless enough
without you
I’m tired of carrying the burden of patience
tired of keeping the door to my heart unlocked
just for you
I’d rather close up shop and move on
turn toward less important things
until the ache of your absence fades from my bones
however long that takes
I just don’t have the energy to keep waiting
on a wish and a prayer

Author:

bookdragon, poet, witch

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