The Actual Moon

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I swallowed your sweet sayonara.
Wallowing in waiting,
for you to change your mind,
or tell me it was a joke.
I had icy air,
running to and fro,
through my throat,
and open mouth,
staring open mouthed,
at the denial,
deep in my veins.
I love you,
you know.
Do you know that?

I was going to buy you the moon,
because,
it’s a wonderful life,
when you’re sat with me,
just smiling,
and the moon might make you stay a while,
and smile for me again.
When you kissed me,
tonight,
I knew the shops had closed,
and I’d left things too late,
and instead,
I thought about how I’d fit the moon in a bag for life.
It hurt less,
than admitting,
there was no price I could pay,
to make you hear me,
when I stand here,
telling you,
that I love you,
you know.
Maybe you don’t know?

It’s all fine.
I promise.
I’ll get that moon into that bag,
and the air will stop staring,
if you just come back,
if you just sit here,
on this bench,
that isn’t judging us,
(or so it says),
and let me figure out what to do.
I know the shops are closed,
and your mind along with them,
but I love you,
you know
and I know that you know that,
because you have to know,
after all this time.
I know you know,
that I love you.
Don’t you?

Don’t you?

Hey,
I got you the moon,
you know,
the actual moon.
Like the one up in the sky,
THE ACTUAL MOON.
I’ll keep waiting here,
with the moon in pretty paper,
(it wouldn’t fit in a bag for life),
though the icy air around me snickers,
because I love you,
and I’ve lost the receipt,
and I love you,
you know?
Do you know that?

Response to the June Writing Prompt from CreativeWritingInk.co.uk


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