Photo: Rue Sainte Walburge di Leonardo Sinisgalli

After You’ve Gone©

Copyright© 2015

By Felina Silver Robinson

Years have passed

Since you last left

I’ve remained

In this big oversized chair

Because your spot next to me

On our bed remains empty

There are stains from my salted tears

My every wish and prayer has gone unanswered

There are no words that could comfort my broken heart

I seek no revenge

For it would be unbecoming

And beneath me

I don’t seek pity

For that would mean

I’m not worthy of your love

But today I’ve decided

That I must start over

I’ve sold the house

With all its belongings

And I’ve headed for someplace new

Where, I cannot tell you

Since our love is no more

In my heart I now know

That I can again find true love