Your perfect poem

the perfect poem
to write for you
has a whole lot
of stuff to do
with not being there
and showing i care
and walking the line
and doing a dare
and holding my breath
as i think of a line
that can complete
this rhyme of mine
and breathing it in
as i wake in the morn
thinking of you
and your soft scorn
and wondering when
and where, and how
I’ll be with you
someday, somehow
and if things will get better
like you promised they should
the good old days cannot
be gone for good.
I’m sorry this isn’t the perfect poem
it’s just a lot to say
I’ll think of your perfect poem
someday, someday.