My Dear Valentine / by Yessenia Funes

Purple hearts and chocolate-covered berries
Thoughts of love and all those who are merry
It's Valentine's Day —
A day of friendship, appreciation, amor

But also a day when she misses him even more

It's over; it's done
This she knows for sure
But he said, "For now..."
What about when he returns?

Yet her email is empty
And so remains her heart
She knows this day is about more than just romance
But that part of her life has fallen apart

"Happy Valentine's Day," she whispers
Into her wet pillow
But he'll never hear her
He's gone —
Like a bird out the window

- ylf -