I Think That My Body’s Still In Love With You

Sara Neff
Sara Neff

I think that our bodies have memories
We cannot access with our minds.
I think our pulses keep the rhythm of sorrow,
That our limbs carry heartaches in their bones
I think our bodies can harbour all our secrets
that our thoughts have long forgotten
And if so, then it’s possible my body
Remains in love with yours.

Because the thing is, both our minds forgot so much
Like how to listen, how to compromise, how to be patient and faithful and fair,
We got so lost
Inside the noise of trying to love each other right that we forgot
How to do it at all,
But I think that the memory is still trapped
Somewhere underneath my skin.

I think the memory of loving you lives on
Inside my fingertips,
They have been tracing the bodies
Of so many other boys, trying to find you,
trying to find their way home, I think my lips
Are still trying to taste you
Inside every other person I kiss.

I think my body is still in love with yours because in the dead of night
When the blinds are drawn and the air is still and someone else’s hulking figure lies sleeping beside mine,
It is always still yours I’m reaching out for
When I’m just drowsy enough to not remember
That you have been gone for so long.

They say our bodies regenerate completely
After seven long years,
That all our skin cells
Are shed and replaced
And I hope that isn’t true because if so
Then I have six years more to go
Before I finally have a body
That no longer thinks of yours as home. TC mark

This is me letting you go

If there’s one thing we all need to stop doing, it’s waiting around for someone else to show up and change our lives. Just be the person you’ve been waiting for.

At the end of the day, you have two choices in love – one is to accept someone just as they are and the other is to walk away.

We owe it to ourselves to live the greatest life that we’re capable of living, even if that means that we have to be alone for a very long time.

“Everyone could use a book like this at some point in their life.” – Heather

Let go now

More From Thought Catalog

How do you tell your partner about a chronic skin condition?

Living with a chronic illness like Hidradenitis Suppurativa alone can be bad for your mental health. You owe it to yourself to find a significant other who wants to be there for you through good times and bad.

How To Talk About It
I Think That My Body’s Still In Love With You is cataloged in , , , , ,
  • https://thoughtcatalog.com/ari-eastman/2016/01/17-heart-punching-quotes-that-will-make-you-fall-in-love-with-poetry-part-two/ 17 Heart-Punching Quotes That Will Make You Fall In Love With Poetry (Part Two) | Thought Catalog

    […] — Heidi Priebe […]

  • http://www.hohhh.com/17-heart-punching-quotes-that-will-make-you-fall-in-love-with-poetry-part-two/ 17 Heart-Punching Quotes That Will Make You Fall In Love With Poetry (Part Two) – HOHHH Your Adult Life Discussion Forum

    […] — Heidi Priebe […]

blog comments powered by Disqus