I forget my promise sometimes
when the days grind for too long
and the dogs make us both crazy,
when I’ve let my eyebrows go wild
and I notice I’m invisible again.
I forget the words I whispered
on Sunset Beach in summertime,
our feet bare and our hearts light
but heads knowing better than most
that storms can come on so fast.
I forget I said I’d keep trying,
the vow that mattered, the hard one,
because walking away is my default
and we both know I don’t want you
to actually let me go.
Wednesday prompt: write a Valentines poem