Wednesday, March 03, 2010

you were mine


You were mine.
I am yours.

Until this body,
marked by the love you laid upon it,
In every fold,
The softened belly,
Stretched skin,
Withers,
and in this frailty
Falls and follows you.

Only then,
no longer will I be...yours.
It will be past.
But with you,
In you,
Through you,
I’ll be.

I’ll wait.
A shadow.
Your shadow.
I’ll trail behind you.
A dark ribbon.

But you were mine.
And I am yours.

6 comments:

Suddenwidow said...

Beautiful, Jackie. Sending you a big hug.
Love Deb

Janine (txmomx6) said...

There Are No Words.

Andrea Renee said...

So beautiful. XOXO

Anonymous said...

That's very lovely, Jackie.
SEnding love your way,
Nan

Victoria said...

It's gorgeous whomever wrote it, but honestly, if that's your work, you are talented in yet another way.

manxlass said...

And the tears come.