Daily Prompt: An Imperfection to Cherish

Daily Prompt

Let It Go

I never can
just let people go
phase out of my life
without saying a word.
I don’t go quietly
not if I care
not if I’ve loved
not if we’ve shared
moments that stick
behind my eyes
seeing you, your
hair mussed and matted
you grinning with
that impish charm
illuminated with
blinking ocean eyes.
So I couldn’t just
let it
let you go
without telling you
how I feel and
what I want
even though it sounds
to say such things
long after you’ve
found another life.

Oddly Happy

And so it begins again
having to explain over
and over and once more
that I’m happy where
I am
and in love, yes,
regardless of rationality
and I don’t have illusions
but know that I’m odd
I’m not entirely sane, perhaps,
or am more sane than those
who think I should just
find a man and keep him
just to have one around.
I’ve been called wise
too many times
to question my choices now.
I’ve spent too many
happy days and nights
contemplating the intricate
energy patterns swirling
to think that they’re
not real, this ocean
we live and breathe.
So all I can do
is smile my dreamy
mad smile and laugh
and explain yet again,
no, I’m not looking
for someone new
and yes, I’m very happy.