7lb 4oz

I took a swim
In the single tear
that rolled down your cheek
you see
you try to rush pain and she kicks up her feet
that little home we made
and the next, and the next
The next day’s bread oscillating on a bet
I won’t make regret of my salad days
I know you have to go your own way
I’ve been living with your ghost
For some time now
The lack of forgiveness
Hovering above me, that personal raincloud
And I could have lived with it
I could do it for him
I see that you can’t now
I won’t drown
I’ll swim.