All My Love In Our Goodbye

The cliché of a midnight station
two trains
waiting to depart
I hold you for the final time
then we lock eyes
the knot in me just tightens
for all the words
I keep in my mouth…

What isn’t done now
will never be done
What isn’t said
will never be said
All my love
in our goodbye…

The limitless black of sky above
haunts our last encounter
as absolute as my choking sadness
I dip my eyes
Can you read my mind?
all hope of a reprieve quietly dies
with all the words
I keep in my mouth…

From another platform
across the tracks
I watch you make your slow, sure way
with each footstep my passion boils
my eyes, they widen
the fear grips me harder
We cannot end in such silences
with all these words
kept in my mouth…

Across the rails my shouts explode
the desperateness
in these dying moments
I scream of my love for you
My burning, bursting want for you
the aching, beating, magnetic pull of you…

And you call back to me
you thank me for my ‘honesty’
but you ‘don’t know what to say’
So, you don’t say any more
and your train slips you home
my train drags me home

The story over
the chance now passed
an oil-black sadness
is all I swim through
all my love
in our goodbye
but all my love
was not enough…

[2010]

Thanks for reading. Another old one…

All my poems.

11 thoughts on “All My Love In Our Goodbye”

    1. Ah, Kim, that’s so good to hear. I wrote this into my phone on the train ride back from the station mentioned. I wasn’t sure if the whole thing was just one big cliché but regardless, I meant every word. Thanks for commenting… and spoken word, not a bad a shout. I’ll see what I can do. 🙂

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    1. Thanks so much Zoe, very kind of you to stop by and give this one a read. I’m glad you liked that line 🙂 Thanks for the follow, I’ll be sure to keep an eye for your work. Tom.

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