I have not loved you

I have not loved you
in the first 18,471 days
I have known you
not once

I have not felt 
a tenderness 
towards you
or felt compassion
in seeing your reflection
or cared for you
before another
not once

I have not walked
through my soul's estate
wondering what I
could do to care
for you more

but now, 
here we are
in conversation
for the first time

~

la 2020

One thought on “I have not loved you

  1. Mystified……as to whom the poem refers to…..another person, oneself…..stark emotions though are reflected within these words……18471 is about 50.6 years ( age of the poet ? )….

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