Hour Glass

Everyone tosses around love

Like it’s indestructible

Like it doesn’t crack

Under pressure

Like it won’t need mending

Or time

Or I’m sorry

And I feel empty

Like the love I could give

Has cracked and crumbled

And turned to dust

Like the hour glass

The way time passes quickly

When we stop paying attention

How love fades away

When we stop paying attention

How memories faded away

When I stopped paying attention

And I wish I had taken the time

When it mattered most

To remember

Just a minute

Or an hour

To polish the love

And fill in the cracks

To put it on display

With your name on the plaque

But tonight

The lights are off

And the love tucked away

For another day

Or another person

Or the next time I want to remember

The way your name felt on my lips

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