Specter

I am afraid, I must admit.

Afraid of being tied down.
Afraid of committing, and regretting.
Afraid of being hurt again.

I have watched
lovers rise
romance form
hearts intertwine

My heart yearns
for that sweet touch
for that warm embrace
for that loving kiss.

It yearns for what it cannot have.

Too many times I have seen
lovers burn
smiles break
tears fall.

Now I am alone
in the shadows
afraid that what little light is left would be taken away-
waiting for the little light to be taken away.

It will be taken away
for it is to be.

I have seen.
I have watched.
I have feared.

All I can do now is advise you.

Cherish your lovers.
Protect your brothers.
Treasure your friends.

Love who you want to.

Take it from me.
I’m just passing through.

The Flower’s Song

Loves me,

I count the petals in my hand
and think about the times we were.
The petals fall from my grasp
like how the time slipped through our fingers.

Loves me not,

I think about how you smile
How we used to smile together
How there is nothing left in your eyes
like everything is left in my heart.

Left me,

I wish there could be an us
Just like how there used to be.
As the petals fall, so do the tears
and they all fall down.

leave me not.
Please.

Leaf

We were young
and vibrantly green
and we did not know the world

It was spring
and I only knew
you would never leave me

There was pink
suffusing the air
clouding my sight of you

We were forever
in that little space
where our fates entwined

Time has passed
and now I know
we are leaves.

Just like you did.