The verge of tears

That’s where I am every day


I think of you suddenly

or see your smiling face in my mind

and there I am

instantly on the verge

Those tears never truly leave my eyes

They just lay in wait

for the moment when your name pops in my head

or when I swear I suddenly hear your laugh

for those moments where fleeting memories

bring me to a crashing halt

The verge of tears

is the gateway

to the darkest, deepest abyss I’ve ever known

forever I teeter on this desperate edge