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Patient Wasn’t Me

Mikelle Bender

I won't say never, but I don't know.

Your words still ring clearly,

And now you're gone, I've let you go.

I love you, but I can't do this right now.

Simple words digging through me:

I won't say never, but I don't know.

I'm here cleaning up our mess—my mess—no,

Your mess that you left for me,

And now you're gone, I've let you go.

I've still got that last t-shirt of yours I can't outgrow.

I don't put it on when I'm feeling fragile or in hurry,

Though I won't say never, but I don't know.

It was like you just expected me to stand like a domino

Waiting for you to knock me down, sitting around patiently.

But now you're gone, I've let you go.

You knew I never waited for anyone though—

We both knew "patient" wasn't me—

I won't say never, but I don't know,

And now you're gone, I've let you go.