1 The Reason for an Awkward Moment

we all have that shirt/hat/ring/sock/book

that has an attached memory

of one who

force-fed us

mistempered love,

sour promises-

under the premise

that they, like we, would miss

the way that we would kiss

their lips â€"

were the end of our disappoint â€"

meant that we would never be a â€"

lone giver of warmth, wet em â€"

brace yourself…

they lied!

meant it not, when they said

“I’ll love you stillâ€