Intimately fond

She comes to me more
in memories than dreams
there, not there
still there

To know she is not lost
loses its sting when
I remember that I am
also not lost to her

What is not lost
cannot need to be found
why we are both
… and neither..?

still there always
she pops into
memories more often
than dreams
less frequently when
she shouldn’t
show up at all

When all is said and done
a romance that was ours
can be framed at its
core, Shakespearean best
‘Neither a borrower
nor a lender be’

At least we can honestly say
‘no royalty was harmed
in the making of
this affair’

– Mark L. Lucker
© 2020

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