I Know by Alexander G. Lewis

I Know by Alexander G. Lewis

As the shutters lower, light begins to fade.

It has cheated itself; by shutting out that thing so small.

And with no energy left to pick it up:

keeps drooping slowly down.


The last day of the month is here

and everyone seems to be going home.

While the hugging and goodbyes go on and on.


Midnight itself has come and gone.

And a time that is not to be trusted has begun;

Tis true, twilight time has now all but won.

A time that reminds me of you.

My silly, silly, valentine.

But I am not going home. Not yet. Not now. Not true.


Diving in the deep: you breathe.

Wandering in the dark: you glow.

“You’re so playful!”, She once told me.

“Yes you, and you and you and you.

I love you.” To which I said, “I know”.


This poem is one of the chosen entries for DESA’s Valentine’s Themed Poetry Competition.

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