Remember me by

My ready smile

My hand reaching out

My unblinking eyes

Looking deep inside your soul

“What,” you say.

I know even before you speak

It clicks

Your silence telling the truth

My heart beating fast, afraid

As your measured words betrayed you

And me

Words that avoided

Words that misled

Soften they did not

Remember me by

My long, soft kisses

Unabashed love that broke rules

Remember me by

My broken, hammered, shattered heart

Still struggling to understand

Remember me Gee, this way

With my smile

Wan as it may be

As the world is not kind

To those like me

Touch the ❤ If you remember having encountered someone like me