887 [07 January 2017]

So young was I then,
so naïve,
so desperate to believe
that there was some place
I could belong.
It took a decade or more
for the truth
to gut me on the floor,
slowly and jaggedly,
looking up at what I hoped for
and finding that all those songs,
all those poems,
all those writers,
were naught but liars
for the place I longed to belong
was by your side
and the thing I hoped for most
was only fanciful dreams,
misled desire for a love most true.

© Johanna Kaye Fugitt 2017

About taikodragonjkf

Member of Spokane Taiko. Poet. Karaoke singer. Love cats and baseball.
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