After lunch

Nap times after lunch are horrible
The pain, the longing, the memories
all when I’m half asleep
Like a dream but not quite…
Remembering that time you said you’d come over
but you didn’t
because you were preparing a big meal for the next day
I didn’t believe you, of course
and took you back again and again
until someone else took you away for good
Their good and mine.

I don’t miss you much
except when I’m trying to fall asleep
after lunch

© 2021 Marlon de Souza

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