02/11/2020 stephanerobert

Capacity

I never thought
I’d ask him to
keep me close
yet hold me back

from that fire within him
that I had fuelled with my breath
only trying to get him to live again

now,
he’s dead
and I can’t keep trying

I’ll take a deep breath
Deeper than his capacity to love
and I’ll float among the clouds

I might keep searching for him
but I’ll try not call out
for him anymore