by Violet

Do you ever wake up
Roll over to touch me
And realise I’m not there

Do you ever sleep
Try to hold me closer
And only grab thin air

Do you ever think
What you could be missing
Might be worth the fear

Do you ever dream
Of a happily ever after
A life we might have shared

Do you ever listen
For the sound of my voice
Whispering in your ear

Do you ever feel
A twinge of regret silenced by
Uncompromising despair

Do you ever follow
A lover’s harsh advice
And stop to think twice


Do you really believe
That the heart can mend
By sharing another’s bed