The Day After

A Poem By Erin // 5/19/2015

the empty feeling in my gut
is your gone-ness

the knowledge that you will not wake me up
at 7:30 in the morning
my phone dinging like
an old fashioned toaster oven

I will not just
“See you later”
a term that,
coming from you, means
“I will be at least fifteen minutes late,
but don’t worry, I’ll be there.”

you will not beat me
at Words with Friends
for the 26th time

I will not wave at you
when I drive by your house

you will not recline
in the front seat of my car
and complain about my reckless driving

I will not call you tonight.
we will not talk or laugh or
just listen to the air between us

because you’re gone.

I was there when you walked down that
gaudy, red hallway

other girls had prom night but instead
I watched as your mother gazed at you
until you had disappeared
heard her voice crack when she said “Goodnight.”

I can’t express how glad I was for the fact
that you didn’t see me
when I ran out of that hotel

soaked in tears and
drowning in the emptiness of your gone-ness
you didn’t see how angry I was
that I knew you

when we became friends
I didn’t sign up for this kind of heartbreak

you didn’t warn me about how
wonderful you would be

or how grateful
I would be
for you.

Comments

I could really feel the

I could really feel the emotions in this. Wonderful!
Where did your friend go? You probably told us before. :)

Damaris Ann | Wed, 05/20/2015

I am an overcomer through Christ alone, for the glory of God alone.

Thank you! I don't think I

Thank you! I don't think I have. He joined the military.

Erin | Wed, 05/20/2015

"You were not meant to fit into a shallow box built by someone else." -J. Raymond

I had a feeling that was it.

I had a feeling that was it. :)

Damaris Ann | Wed, 05/20/2015

I am an overcomer through Christ alone, for the glory of God alone.

as amazing as the other one

And just as raw. I think it's extra painful for me to read these because I'm going through a "leaving" period myself. But the line - "when we became friends / I didn’t sign up for this kind of heartbreak" I felt like quoting it on Facebook :) :) :)

Sarah Bethany | Thu, 05/28/2015

Thank you! Leaving and being

Thank you! Leaving and being left are both very difficult experiences. You're welcome to quote it on facebook if you want to lol :)

Erin | Thu, 05/28/2015

"You were not meant to fit into a shallow box built by someone else." -J. Raymond

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