The 5 wrinkles by your eyes
When you smile at something that genuinely
Made you laugh.
The one strand of hair that never stayed put
No matter how many times
You used my brush.
The empty carton of marlboro ice
That sat on my back porch
For 6 days, that you chose to throw away.
You not wanting to use a coozie
Because it feels weird against your hand.
You flipping over my pool float
Because you were tired of
Swimming all alone.
My favorite velvet scrunchie
And kept around your wrist
For 2 months.
The little eye roll you do
When you are unsure of your response.
The last lime white claw
That we argued over
And you eventually gave to me.
You singing along to a One Direction song
Then acting like you never heard it before
When you found out it was One Direction.
The android charger
Plugged into my living room outlet
The picture of you golfing
On your profile logged into
my youtube home screen.
When you grabbed me by the wrist
And kissed me goodnight
Just to stay an hour later.
You never using a straw
But always grabbing an extra one
The way you held my hand
Under the blanket,
And two times over it.
When you told me you would never be
One the guys you watched hurt me,
And I cried.
How you kissed me in 3 different ways.
How you held me in 2.
And how you talked to me in 1.
I can name every little detail about you,
Like they’re freckles on my skin,
And you couldn’t even remember
That you fell in love with me
This is super enthralling I can feel this piece in my heart.
I like how this poem pulls between love and anger, appreciation even though it seems to be over or at least different than it was.
The details create emotion.