Remain in me
that's what you say
The reality is few
choose to stay

The heart shares, sees
joys, sunrises, sorrow, pain
Shares each of these
with another that
And does not remain

What pulls the roots
What shifts the tide
What makes it impossible
to remain by your side

Weights of loss and
mirages of maybes
move a life, remove a life
Away from
where it once lived
and grew
and loved

Remain in me
is what you say
To be here
alone, never alone
is to begin
yet again
to remain  

Jared Ray Mackey