I’m pacing the pavement near your home and every step is a sharp pain in my chest.
A restless heart yearning to see you; it’s jumping through my bones. My body follows.
1, 2, 3 steps. 3 breaths. 600 heartbeats. In torment, the skin tightens around my bones.
My eyes flicker with the wind and I see your smile from a distance before it fades away.
1, 2, 3 more steps. I feel your arms wrap around me and I let myself go before I fall into space.
“Don’t leave me, I can’t live without you.” You’re finally here. “I’ll never leave you.”
He’s finally here.
I’m stru-stru-strutting. Bones, frail like a feather, no longer carry me but he’s here.
My heart tries in vain to break through my back and run to you. He’s finally here.
I turn around to see a figment of my imagination blend with the dark. He’ll never be here.
I’m here but all my life is with you.
My heart rests in your arms and when the cold comes all I have to do is close my eyes.
Shaken by your absence, my soul searches for you when my mind’s asleep, and every morning I wake up in tears because you’re always here although you’re never here.