Alone Together (Dang)

Late night,
I took the subway back home, all by myself.
Mellow acoustics murmured in my ears
I glanced at my watch. “Dang, it’s twelve –
that lonely hour in which people hold back tears.”

Tongue tied,
I watched them as they kissed,
(however voyeuristic it might be)
“Dang, young love is wonderful (- don’t make me pissed,
go get a room, holy shit).”

On shuffle,
An uninvited song came knocking
on my eardrums, which then spiraled into
a scornful myriad of painful memories, screaming
“DANG, SHUT THIS UP TOO”

Turning tables!
I wonder if bitterness was a self-indictment.
Why am I seeking validation from others? –
I am not going to be a stranger’s monument.
Because if love is rare to withhold, dang, then I can do better.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s