Tense

I love you.
Wisps of hair fall into your face,
Breaking free from the gel you surreptitiously tried to smooth into your head.
I stand a few feet away from you, giggling,
Attempting to avoid your warm grasp.
You pull me into your arms, madly,
And I have found my other half.

I am loving you.
Hush now, you’re telling me to explain,
Explain how I am feeling, feeling so alive?
On my stomach, your head rests
Pretending to be staring at a fuzzy screen
Oblivious.
Only listening to each other.

I will love you.
As the darkness creeps around the branches of silhouetted trees,
I curl up in my room and whisper.
I whisper of things that happen and did,
Like a mere game,
We carve out our paths, tracing and intertwining
As we move our pieces forward.

I was loving you.
Undoubtedly, unfaltering, unwavering, I did.
You saw me, drowning, as I clutched onto our hearts as only
An asphyxiated person can do.
The anchor was released, and the dream disappeared.
Ultimately,
Even the most buoyant life jackets cannot live through the waves.

I loved you.
I have loved you.

I have loved.





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