She Croons.

She Croons

Lines in quotation marks sourced from “The Lonely” by Christina Perri.

“Dancing slowly

in an empty room

Can the lonely take the place of

               You?

I sing myself a quiet lullaby…”

She croons in my ear;
Yet,
I cannot turn the music off–
It would be too quiet;
And then,
just maybe,
I’d have to turn the T.V. off,
but then it would be dark–
too dark–
And I don’t know how to play in the dark anymore.
So maybe I’ll cry instead,
except,
I never cry.
So I guess,
I guess I’ll stay in aching limbo;
And maybe,
Just maybe,
She’ll croon ’til the ache is gone,
Or ’til the tears
finally
fall
And the sky is bright.
Or maybe,
Just maybe,
I’ll learn to play in the dark again.

“Dancing slowly

in an empty room,

Can the lonely take the place of

               You?”

Monday, June 9, 2014 01.31 hours

Lines in quotation marks sourced from “The Lonely” by Christina Perri.