That Day

by Joanna

I awoke with a smile
Thoughts of you swimming in my psyche
I found I was lost in a dream
I thought you’d found me
Only to discover
That the darkest shadows of your mind
Had arrived to overtake joy and passion
Days passed
As I held onto hope
Until I realize you are already gone
I will keep the door open
To my heart
I will find my smile again
But today
Each love poem
And each love song
Speaks in hidden tongues
Re-affirming the state of grace that has been lost
Cast off with trembling fingers
As I turn the page to start a new chapter

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