All or nothing -Poem

We go for all or nothing,

since we know each other,

since we feel the pain

of the awareness of our wants,

the hope they won’t lack,

the loneliness of knowing

there’s no one else, but us,

since missing each other

is our new pastime.

Since love is the world and promise

we make together,

and the everyday future

built by our dreams,

a song that we don’t hear on the radio.

Since we need to outlive the summer

walking at night with no wallet,

since till the end, it lasts forever,

and it’s always saying always,

never saying never.

Since shaven legs and midnight doughnuts,

and switching the lights off when the party is over,

healing our own wounds, wiping our own tears,

and mustering courage when we are awkward,

since poker face, while we stake it all.

Since love is what we get

and what we give,

it never strikes, but seeps

through our pores and into our veins.

Since we’ll be dust together

when the time comes,

Since we have nothing,

but we go for all.


I'm a writer born in Argentina, but currently living in Poland. I work as an English and French teacher, translator and copywriter.

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