there is a light in you

there is a light in you
i never quite revived.
i switched you on and
i switched you off
never quite as bright
never quite the same as
moonlight. how i regret
never following through
with your eyes, why you
withdrew from my vision,
stare at nothingness when
i am in front of you
mesmerized— i wish to
take you in whole, swallow
you entirely like two
tiny pills to make me
forget, make oblivious
about what remains
unsaid between us

poem©mrg 9/9/16