A love letter to Jack
You were my first love and I found you by accident
Quietly sitting in a row among others with that blue jacket on-
The course of my life forever changed.
Why do the words that you said wrap themselves around my brain so?
I fell into your charismatic voice like a victim of thievery-
You, taking everything I'd known and dismissing it
As though it didn't matter anymore-
It couldn't matter anymore-
Now I was yours.
The day I met you was too long ago to recollect a date or a time
But I can still feel you on me-
I saw a picture of you today, in fact
And fell back in love as though I'd lost myself and suddenly returned-
Your luminous voice casting dream shadows in my mind
That wondrous darkness spouting off
Thoughts never before thought quite like that.
The comfort of your embrace cannot be described completely-
Warm, innocent, long ago right and wrong,
A song without lyrics playing in my mind on a continuous loop,
A corruption of all I've made myself out to be since I left you
Waiting on the shelf.
I'm barely recognizable as I once was
When I'd listen to your ideas and be reborn
again and again knowing neither of us could really ever die
And somehow it doesn't matter-
Cool air blowing in
The flavor of your ways always tastes the same on my tongue,
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