I almost drove to your house tonight
on my way home from work
like so many times before.

It was a rough day
and I wanted to give you
a great big hug
and pour some hot tea.

Maybe you could’ve given me
a back rub
or played with my hair
until I fell asleep.

Then it occurred to me
you’d probably be out
with someone new.

It tears me up inside
to think
that I will never again know
the sound of you
whispering my name
the touch of your hand
running down my side
or the feel of you
inside me.

There are so many things I never told you.

I almost drove to your house tonight
like so many times before.

Instead I headed home
to take a bubble bath
and read myself to sleep.

© betty blue

Betty Blue

DJ / Writer / Quirkyalone currently based in the Bay Area. Contact splendrous AT gmail DOT com.

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