When Everything Changed - Love Poem about Changes in Relationships
What I Never Noticed
He looked at me straight on and told me he couldn't see me anymore
I looked down at my hands, gripping each other,
And told myself that it didn’t matter.
He told me that he was really sorry, really sad to hurt me
As I stared at the crack in the plaster
On the wall where our picture hung.
He told me that he hurt, too, that he would miss me
And my eyes lingered on his freckled dimple
As his lips continued to move.
He told me how things had changed, he couldn’t help it,
I cleared my throat and looked away, straightening
A stray hair that had fallen in my eye.
He asked me if I would be okay... if I would be okay...
As he touched my cheek and followed my eyes
Looking at him without expression
And I wondered why I had never before noticed
The way his eyes were too close together
And his lips too thin.
April is National Poetry Month
This is my first poem of April to celebrate National Poetry Month. This great celebration was brought to my attention by hubber AudreyHowitt. Check out Audrey's work, as this poet already has a great collection of poetry and will write more in the next 30 days. Join us as we share poetry this month. You may not be able to do one a day (nor can I!), but do try to contribute to this worthy and exciting celebration of poetry!
© 2012 Victoria Lynn