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Missing Persons



You listen to me
With an air of faint distraction ~
Sometimes I wonder
If you’ve heard a word I’ve said ~

It’s obvious it’s not my input
Or approval that you’re seeking ~
Your mind’s made up and
That is definitely that ~

I miss the you I used to know ~
As far as that goes ~ I miss me ~
We used to have such fun before
We lost our spontaneity ~

When was the last time we did
Something wild and foolish ~
When did I last surprise you
Or you me ~ and tell me

Does the new you ever think
About the old me any more ~
Where did the sweetness go ~
Where did the time ~

Although we swore we’d never
Let our story come to this ~
It happened in such tiny
Incremental unregarded steps

We didn’t notice ~ or we pretended ~
But now it’s in the open ~
Our cards are face up on the table ~
I wait only for your answer ~

I am all in on the side of love ~



Author: Melody J Haislip

I'm either a transplanted East Coaster or a born again West Coaster. My heart kept pulling me toward Oregon, and when I followed it I found my dream, which I am living daily. My dream of becoming a writer has come true as well. I am in the company of people who speak my language, and the sense of community is healing hurts I didn't know were there. I am very grateful for my enormous good fortune.

3 thoughts on “Missing Persons

  1. I agree the Pacific NW is healing yes. My daughter and son-in-law feel the same way. my son-in-law said that when he moved here he just started feeling better and better and it hasn’t stopped. I think some of it is the pace of life is a bit slower, like it used to be everywhere. where we get to be humans and live lives, not have to be automatons. tgif!! 🙂

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  2. Very insightful. I like it. We all need more spontaneity to keep us vibrant and interesting to ourselves and others.

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    • I think after a while we stop really seeing and listening to each other. And we get tired. But it can be done. That’s the good part. Thank you, Martha.


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