I forgot to say

Amidst the day to day

I lose it

Slips down behind the washing machine

Tucked under a stack of clothes

Buried under paperwork

I can’t see it in the orders

To do this and that

The phone calls

Taken and dialled on the run

I can’t see you

For the jostle of everyone

Wanting

Something

Done

Right now!

And when stillness does come

At the end of the day or at the beginning

nerves are frayed

And

I just want time to myself

And so do you

To let the mind unwind

And come back

To the room

So

I let you go

With your bag packed today

Check list

Checked

Came home to find

You had left

You didn’t wait

For my return

And

I realised

I forgot to tell you

“I love you, see when you get back – travel safe”

Header photo my husband a photo taken ages ago, one evening, he was studying plans, quoting – always busy – we are always busy.

5 thoughts on “I forgot to say

  1. Oh I can relate to this. There’s always more to do and by the end of the day, you’re spent and another task (or two or three) are diverted to tomorrow. Sometimes we even forget some bigger things.

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