10 Sep

I don’t want to be a replacement,
merely a stand in.
Someone to physically comfort you
until the real thing shows up.

Getting through the day is easy
it’s not hard to smile
when the sun is out
and the laughter is high
and there are distractions

Its the nights that
are difficult to face, or
at 1:30 in the morning
and there’s nothing
left to do
but sweep
the dark corners
of your mind
for any inkling
of hope to
your heartbreak,
and rehash every
little detail
what could have been
done differently.

I could be
that late night distraction
physically healing
mentally soothing
nothing kinky
or dirty
a warm presence
to lay close to
and assuage
doubts of
self worth.

Simply put,
a band-aid
and a lollipop.

Edward Austin Robertson


2 Responses to “Placebo”

  1. Ashleigh September 11, 2009 at 2:05 am #

    I really like this one. “distractions aplenty…” 🙂 very nice.

  2. pearl September 12, 2009 at 5:04 am #

    It’s good you are writing. Keep it up. May the farce be with you.

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