Petravita

It’s my best friend’s birthday today
I’ve moved 5,000 miles away

We talked again just the other day
but it may be months until we do the same

The guilt of checking in less often
Snowballs into avoiding checking in more often

What a vicious cycle, of feelings recycled
Over and…

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What did she mean by that?

He tries his best to read between the lines
But right now that feels like trying to breathe between the vines

Constricting and gasping, fighting for a clue
Looking for a hint that her coldness is a ruse
An armor to break through?

Anything…

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Nerves a-flutter
Throat tightness approaching acid-reflux-panic-attack-too-much-coffee levels
A last glance in the mirror
A last, last glance in the mirror

A pat down of the shirt he’d picked and perfectly pressed two days before
An extra spray of the cologne she’d always loved

He finally deemed his appearance perfect for…

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Petravita

Petravita

Seattle-born hip hop and spoken word artist, social media, nerd, and traveller. Official website: PetravitaMusic.com Contact: PetravitaOfficial@gmail.com