I do not regret our love
But it has me here with a love-bruised
Heart that won’t stop aching
It will be awhile before I am out in the world with a fresh smile.
So I am laying here and waiting
And my mind still can’t imagine a bright future.
There are no heart-fluttering fantasies.
Everywhere I look seems grey and clouded,
Except for here in this room.
Here is friendly and welcoming.
Here is embracing me, as if to say:
This next time I have set aside for you to heal.
Stay here, now with me,
It will all be okay.”
And so, I make my cup of tea,
With all of its comfort and
Sit in the new morning,
With my tender heart throbbing.