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Every. Single. Day.

Are you arriving? Maybe leaving? Where are you going? What brings you back? Let it be me Let it be us

Every. Single. Day. is a poem written by Kelli J. Gavin and shared with The Ugly Writers under the theme Intrusive Thoughts for the month of May

Every single day

Whether it is morning

Or even the dead of night

Each time I hear

The roar of an engine

The swoop of a descent

Or see the lights overhead

I wonder if you are there

Above it all

Are you arriving?

Maybe leaving?

Where are you going?

What brings you back?

Let it be me

Let it be us

Please let it be today

To say I miss you

Would be an understatement

You once were my everything

Every breath

Each smile

The laughter that escaped me

It was all due to you

Amazing you

The one I adore

The one I have always treasured

The one who walked away

When I needed you most

I won’t pretend it hurts less

As time passes so slowly

Your continual absence just makes me

Know that life is too challenging

I can’t do it on my own

I will continue wanting you

Desiring you

Waiting for you

By doing so a shred of hope remains

Hope that should have been dashed

A long time ago

But I will hope

Each day I will spend wanting you

My desire will never fade

I will always wait for you

So today as always

When I see a plane

Whether it is morning

Or even the dead of night

Each time I hear

The roar of an engine

The swoop of a descent

Or see the lights overhead

I wonder if you are there

Above it all

Are you arriving?

Maybe leaving?

Where are you going?

What brings you back?

Let it be me

Let it be us

Please let it be today

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Read more from Kelli J Gavin by visiting her website here and Tiktok or by checking out her previous write-ups here at The Ugly Writers.

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Kelli J Gavin

Kelli J Gavin

Kelli J Gavin of Carver, Minnesota is a Writer and Professional Organizer. With over 300 short stories and poems published and posted online, her work can be found with Clarendon House Publications, Sweetycat Press, 300 South Publishing, Linden Books, The Ugly Writers, Zombie Pirates Publishing, Setu, The Story Pub, Cut 19, Otherwise Engaged, Flora Fiction, Margins Magazine, The Basil O’Flaherty, The Rye Whiskey Review, Some Good News, Sweatpants and Coffee, and Southwest Media among many others. Kelli’s first two books were released in 2019 (“I Regret Nothing- A Collection of Poetry and Prose” and “My Name is Zach- A Teenage Perspective on Autism”). She has co-authored over 40 anthologies. 

www.kellijgavin.blogspot.com

@KelliJGavin on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter and @keltotheg on TikTok

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