July 01, 2011

The Likelihood

It's likely that someday I'll will forget what your house smells like.
It's likely that I will forget this night I sat on your couch and tears pushed at the backs of my eyes.
Rational says it's likely we won't go on like this forever
And it's likely I will forget what these last kisses tasted like just as I have forgotten the flavor of the first.
It's likely that my heart will break and ache for another month or more
And it's likely you'll make me completely crazy
And also that I'll recover
All these likely things ought to be relieving but they aren't because they are just happenstance and hopefulness.
It's likely you will burn me and I'll say it doesn't hurt
It's likely that you'll lie some more and I'll reciprocate
It's likely I'll keep you on this pedestal and melt at your feet
It's likely nothing will survive this dreadful occasion
It's likely in another 15 years I'll just be another name you've forgotten
It's likely that you feel all these likelihoods too but there I go with hopefulness and happenstance, there I go thinking it's going to be ok and happy and smooth sailing but in reality that isn't very likely, is it?

5 comments:

Doug said...

It's likely that all we can do about this world is live in it and maybe write about it.

But, sorry.

Joe Agbro said...

Likely I like this... Many things are likely...

amit saini said...

"Rational says it's likely we won't go on like this forever"

awesome line!....why because it shows how rationals say things according to a pattern followed previously.......but it's likely people are born who change the way rationals think

Anonymous said...

I have spent most of the last six months thinking the same as this.
Despite the fact it has no future, I am stupidly still in the easily melted stage and, sadly, not really getting on to the 'over it' bit because we don't walk away from each other and are jointly prolonging the pain.

Outsource said...

In all likelihood, I fell in love with your posts.
Way to Go