Sweet nothings flowed from his mouth
Obvious to her now, he didn’t mean a thing he said
Until that moment she thought they had a chance
Reality left a bitter taste in her mouth, and her stomach roiled
Exacerbating the situation further he kept staring at her friend’s chest
Displeased with the whole situation she left him stranded at the party
Her eyes leaked water, at least that’s how he looked at it
Useless showing one’s emotions in public like that
Really it was contemptuous her humiliating display
That was what he was going to do in the privacy of his shower
So many people crowded together to celebrate
Only Erik felt like an island in the sea of humanity
Looking at the beer in his red cup, he wondered why he was there
On his way home, he remembered. He was Marty’s ride.
Pounding back another tequila
It made his eyes cross
Curt looked around the bar
Keen to find someone to connect to
Lurching to unsteady feet, he stumbled towards her
Everything screamed to him that she was the one
Didn’t make it three steps before he found out the floor wanted him more
Ordinarily, I would make an excuse
Or beg for your pardon
Perhaps even try to compensate you
So to break character I’ll just leave this out there
The snow continued to fall, covering the refuse of Gary’s life. He smiled at the cold whitewashing of his previous mistakes. It gave him a crisp clean perspective on his past. The sad thing was he knew soon the sun would come out and the blanket of white would melt away, allowing his warts to once again be in plain sight.
At least for now he could pretend there had been nothing wrong as he sipped his spiked hot chocolate in front of the fireplace. Spring can take its own sweet time. He was happy to be buried in blankness.
Melancholy was his mistress and muse. He worshiped her day and night, always trying to make things right, but it never quite worked. He felt he came up just short no matter how hard he tried. She had been his first love. One day he decided to take the plunge and proposed. That was the last day he ever saw her.
He now felt empty inside. That’s when he found Depression. She moved in, and they became inseparable. Once he thought about breaking up with her, but he just couldn’t bring himself to do it. Till death did they part.