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Eggemoggin Reach

by Julie Longstreet Wehmeyer 2 months ago in love poems · updated 2 months ago
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Letting Go

Sitting on the beach at

Eggemoggin Reach

I make a small altar in the sand between my legs

Two candles connected by twine

I am here to let you go

I am here to let us go

This beach where we first met

Where we first shared a kiss

Where I thought I fell in love with you

So mesmerized by your sad dark eyes

And your poems of lonely desperation

I am here to let you go

I am here to let us go

The candles flicker and twitch

As the flames ignite the cord

Severing us and our karmic debts forever

Severed with love, honor and respect

But not with devotion

My devotion belongs, and always has,

To someone else

You always knew that in your soul

I am here to let you go

I am here to let us go

So many unspoken lies and pretensions surround us

Built on a desire for a connection that was not meant to be

I don’t want to make you cry

But we never were who you thought and wanted us to be

I was never the man you thought I was

I belong to someone else

I am here to let you go

I am here to let us go

love poems

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Julie Longstreet Wehmeyer

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