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When I Close My Eyes


Kimberly Hunt

When I close my eyes, 
it takes me back to 
another place in time. 
A time of desire, 
and days filled with love. 
When I close my eyes, 
I am taken back to 
the days of me and you. 
To a time when my life 
seemed complete. 
And my days were 
lived for you 
and the family we made. 
When I close my eyes, 
I allow myself that retreat. 
And I give myself 
a moment to think 
about where I went wrong. 
When I should have stopped 
in my tracks and let you go on. 
I think about how I could 
have held on to you -- 
and still let you think 
that you grasped on to the 
freedom that you need. 
When I close my eyes, 
I give myself away again. 
To you. 
And when I open them, 
I remember. 
I remember that you 
didn't accept my gift of me.

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