Self-Preservation (10/16/20 @ 2:38 PM)

Time has served you well old friend
You’ve aged not one day gone past
The excitement I feel at the thoughts
of you still thrills me
I swoon at the sound of your voice
and my heart can’t be stilled
I wonder if you're the same in all manners speaking
Or have you grown to be more than memory serves me
I may not remember how or when we met
But I remember the joy we made in the sack
I don’t know why or how we drifted apart
All I know is that you didn’t break my heart
For if you had –
there be no way in hell I’d want anything to do with you
Because if you fool me once, I’m cool
If the only memories I can salvage is your name,
your face and intimate encounters of years past,
and the memories of those in your grace...
I’ll take that
We’ve both grown and followed our own paths
We just didn’t know that our journey
would bring us back
Back to the memories, we struggle to recall
Why did we part and leave without cause

I don’t remember and I know you don’t either
Or maybe you’re keeping that secret to yourself as a reminder
That you left something behind that you
shouldn’t have surrendered
But, cautious I must remain
Because the years between us
have shown me such pain

I reserve the right to be careful with my heart
because now I know how to be smart
I’m not as trusting as I once was
the years have shown me that people
are who they are
but when I think of you I have no ill thoughts
all I can say is I’d like to restart
You know I see that time has served you well old friend
And truly you look well…

Dedicated to_RJH
Author's Note: Thank you for taking the time to read my poetic 
contribution. I know your time is valuable, so thank you for spending 
a few minutes here. I appreciate all comments.

Please continue to practice social distancing to stay safe and well.
Be safe. Be well

© 2020 | CV Davis, All Rights Reserved
Photo Credit: Unslash - Rui Silvestre

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