Late at night, the entire world at peace.
Yet I am wide awake with no peace inside, because of you
The music is low, the room dark.
The only light burns from a candle, lit in memory of you
It, like my love for you, will burn forever strong.
My life has gone on to include everyone, but you
Have drifted from my life, your decision,
Times are fast, but drag on indefinitely.
The exhaustion, physical and emotional,
only remind me
Of the strength once given by you,
now forever lost.
The infrequent, but everlasting, times of solitude.
The music and me.
The only company is the fire, that burns
In my heart, Where I am allowed
only memories of you
Memories that haunt and remind me
Of what I can no longer have
Your love, made me strong a strength
I carried into all I did.
A love I would have always returned
With open ease yet intense meaning.
And still you think this is how it must be
You and then the fire and me.
This piece has been published in Teen Ink’s monthly print magazine.