How do I feel?

By Ana-Isabela Navarro


This is a poem I wrote with accompanying image.

How do I feel?
How do I feel? Am I soft to the touch or do I have a more calloused finish now?
Do my eyes burn holes through yours, do your lips sizzle when we kiss?
Do my hugs leave you feeling more empty than you did before?
How do I feel now that I don't love you anymore?
I think my kind words sound more hollow now, there’s nothing really meaningful about them.
And to me, there’s nothing really meaningful about you.
It’s not mean if you never even loved me.
And that’s not the part you did wrong.
So does my gaze feel wrong now? My smile isn’t for you anymore.
I never want to hear an “I miss you” again.