song by Jhon Baker


                                                                                          apryl skies © 2013

you were fleeting

but stamped permanently on my heart

as of tonight I can truly say

I no longer love you

that is certain


I will not write this poem

not because I no longer love you

but that your memory no longer fills

    empty spaces in the attics

    or blank faces on walls


ah, how long are nights like these

and how I have loved since!

but be not so moved

these nights are not so long

no, these nights are not so long


that in the morning

the birds will again sing

the sun will again rise

and the night be forgotten

these words the last testament

Jhon Baker 
© 2013