Goodbye (Catherine)



You keep on leaving and coming back again

Like I was a book on the shelf you always forgot to read


But I’m not like you


I’ve read all your chapters

Run my hand lovingly over your pages

Memorized every line


Don’t wait for me


I’m not coming back


Teenager couple breaking up ending relation


He always met me

In that glorious way of his


Midnight blue eyes sparkling

Arms open wide

That secret half smile


I stood there

And remembered


But then he turned around

His eyes blank

Arms clenched at his sides


And in that split-second

I knew

He was no longer mine


Red (Catherine)



I remember how you painted
Bold strokes, vivid colors
Fierce green eyes
That fire in your soul

You loved the same way

You were so much more
They just could not do it


Shove you into that tiny white box
Hold your strings


You were much too different, much too brave
They just could not understand

It’s no wonder they never knew you

They only ever saw you in black and white

You were neither

Questions (Catherine)


“Why did you run away? Was I not enough?”

You were so much more that I was afraid you would fill me to overflowing. I was so soaked up with fear I just could not take in that kind of happiness, that much love.


“Are you sorry we met?”

Only sorry I could not stay, only sorry this was wrong.


“I have not seen you cry. Why?”

I like keeping things in and silence. I did that every day. Until even I could not hear it even if I tried.