“Remembrance”

I hope;

 to turn tempting fingertips drawn against my temples
 waiting for her touch – it sparks and changes everything
 I’ve ever loved – it’s naught beneath the grasp of her.

I love

 all the masks I donned in fast-paced attempts to please
 craving release in the form of a softly curving pair of lips
 to smile and cut away the pain like a surgeon’s knife.

You’ll know
 all the love I can bring to bear
 in all the memories I have
 but you don’t.

“I Heartily Recommend”

I heartily recommend the all-day breakfast,
but only with at least two drinks
and before plenty more, and only if following
utter denial and sudden-onset depression
likely entirely deserved.

You see, it’d almost taste bitter
if she hadn’t frowned and apologise
and told you she’s not looking
for a relationship right now
but she’s happy to be friends.

But because you’re in pain,
well, that gives the eggs
proper flavour.