Another great poetry find! And one that isn’t from the Tudor era. I rarely find modern poems I like, but this one has brilliant imagery

Elsa Holland

I don’t need to be with you to love you.

It just complicated things, that wash of everyday life.

For some it is the place that adds richness

But for us it wasn’t.

We never really rubbed well in that world.

But after all this time… I still want.

I miss that essence which is you.

The one that washed through me when we were close,

When there were no words,

no meaning to exchange.

Just driving or sitting in silence.

I really liked that.

I remember lying awake listening to you breathe,

Your silhouette as you slept.

That warm feeling in my chest watching as you spoke and laughed.

Even your blasted honesty,

Yes, I loved that about you too.

It was all imbued with that essence of you.

You know,

My whole world lit up when you were focused on me.

It lifted my heart right out of my chest and squeezed so tight…

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