I wish you had known me then.
Before the years.
Before the suit, the mortgage, the business, the money.
Before the wife, the children, the pets, the friends.
Before the affairs, the half-truths, the lies, the compromise.
Before the lines, the shadows, the hollows, the grey.
Before the words came so much harder to write.
I wish you had known me then
Before the years
© the author writing as Romantic Dominant
Art by Fabian Perez (which replaced a photograph of me)