I Still Do

I Still Do

Rainy days remind me of
The storm that nearly washed us away
The water rose until the levee
Strained to keep it at bay
The walls were all that stood between
The river flooding city streets
And as downtown nearly drowned
We stood on the rooftop staring down

Thinking we would weather the storm
Dreaming of forever more

But now I hate that I can’t stop thinking of you
I hate the way your smile melts my frozen heart
I hate the fact that I should know better
And every time I write you a letter
I sign just below the words “I love you”
I hate it but it’s true
I still do

Sunny days remind me of
The shore we walked for miles without a word
The water crashed in waves so gentle
The rhythms were more so felt than heard
The ocean was all that stood between
Us and dreamers on a distant beach
And as the sunset dove beneath
We stood on the dunes staring at the sea

Thinking we would never need more
Dancing to the moonlit score

But now I hate that I can’t stop thinking of you
I hate the way your smile melts my frozen heart
I hate the fact that I should know better
And every time I write you a letter
I sign just below the words “I love you”
I hate it but it’s true
I still do

I hate that I can’t stop thinking of you
I hate the way your smile defeated me from the start
Tattered and tore my world apart
I hate the fact that I can’t forget
And every time I try I set
Myself up for another déjà vu
I hate it but it’s true
I still do




About the Author

I am patiently waiting for the Mothership to take me back to my planet.