481 Battle [05 May 2002]

Can I remain strong for very much longer?
I do not know.
His name keeps begging to spoken from my lips.
My mind pulls the sound from memory,
swimming languidly in that pool
of emotion surrounding it.
I have been told not to fight it,
this powerful desire that flourishes within,
to be near him, around him.
I gave in once,
but he never knew, never will.
This time I will fight it,
deny the craving,
instead of wallow in it.
For this battle must be fought
or I will suffer once more from the heartache
I know I would feel.

© Johanna Fugitt 2017

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