One Thousand

To say I was sorry, I really have tried,
A thousand nights alone I’ve cried.

A thousand times I’ve tried to be strong,
A thousand rights, a thousand wrongs.

I didn’t mean those words I said,
Now all alone, just me in our bed.

A thousand glances at the door,
Hoping, waiting, a thousand more.

A thousand messages on your phone,
Please warm for me your heart of stone.

I sit and wait for you, cold and wet,
Down on our beach, full of regret.

The very same spot where we first met,
A thousand days but not quite yet.

You’ve always been my very best friend,
From the beginning, until the end.

A cold wind blows, it’s winter now,
A thousand leaves, bare branches bow.

Biting wind cuts to the bone,
A lonely figure, all alone.

A thousand ships that sail the seas,
A thousand sails caught in the breeze.

A thousand sunsets I’ll wait for you,
From white to yellow and orange to blue.

They streak my face, a thousand tears,
Each one caused by a thousand fears.

Of never seeing you again,
My heart can barely take the strain.

I try your number a final time,
The very last step on this hill to climb.

My heart can’t take one more rebuff,
I’m fragile now when once was tough.

I sink to my knees, in the cold sand,
The tears fun freely, my head in my hand.

You sob to me that you’ve missed me too,
My body wracks with hope of you.

You’re on your way, you want me back,
The world turns white from darkest black.

Your words I needed, an emotional repair,
Elation and joy, from deepest despair.

I’ll kiss your lips a thousand times,
A thousand more to make you mine.

A thousand ways to say the words,
Half a million, perhaps two thirds.

You and I are, the greatest love,
Your body and mine, a hand, a glove.

A thousand times, you’ll huff and you’ll puff,
A thousand more is never enough.

Your body writhing under mine,
A passion for the sands of time.

A thousand moments of utter bliss,
But never again will I remiss.

To say the words, “I love you.”
“My body and soul, through and through.”

One thousand times, then I’ll be done,
Ok, maybe one thousand and one.