Long Time No See

I was so close

You were so far

from my mind that day

for the first time in ages

I had finally broken through the film of you

Breathed air that didn’t smell like you

Lived a day of my life all my own

No seeping streams of pain laced in my happiness

None of your clouds rolling past my sunshine

My smile was finally genuine, not fading to sadness at its end

My laugh was full and bold

untethered from memories of laughing with you

When my eyes closed, your face was gone

just like you, long months ago

but then –

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