She holds on to your memory.
Keeps your picture near at all times.
Dark curls and green eyes.
Perfect white teeth.
A sharp chin.
When she sits down at the keyboard to play;
She’ll hear the words in her ears:
‘I love it when you smile..’
Her fingertips grace the keys, black and white.
Turning pink and red.
‘You are beautiful.’
The sound of countless sunsets fills the dusty room.
Your arm flits around her shoulders- it is but a memory.
Just a memory.
You are a ghost that listens to her talk to herself;
You are the air against her lips.
You’re nothing but a memory.
The sound of picnics in the park graces your ears.
She never would have done this without him-
A helping voice in her ears.
‘B flat. No, no baby, B flat.’
The sound of heartbreak fills the room.
She has to stop the song.
You won’t come back-
She went; all dressed in black.
A single rose.
And a tissue under her nose.
She can’t bring you back with her song.
But she tries!
All around her filled with sour lies.
‘I’m very sorry.’
‘Anything I could do to help.’
Let her be.
Let her play her song and wear her locket.
There can be no good without bad.
No happy without first sad.