To a broken anniversary
Of a love lost long ago
Filled with goose bumps and the memory
Of a soul I can’t let go.
I wish I could remove the distance
That set both our poles apart
If I held a more delicate stance
I could have cradled your heart.
Despite my best intentions for us
The storm still swallowed me whole
Delicate plans were causing me fuss
I failed to honor my role.
No shame of our moment together
Though time has lessened the thrill
Our laughter will echo forever
Such gratitude fills me still.
If an instant of sorrow passed by
Without my loving embrace
Arrogance failed my perceptive eye
Complacency trumping grace.
Now I swim an ocean of regret
Without an island in sight
My mind traces back that silhouette
We shared within our delight.
Within this flesh I know I’ve been blessed
Nothing can tear you from me
Locked deep inside without a protest
With me indefinitely.