It is back.
Longing for her.
Thought I’d turned it inward,
Poking to learn how it worked its way.
Would’ve been easier if she didn’t say how she loved me.
Would’ve sustained a few days more if she didn’t
Kiss me again and again, saying sorry sorry.
She disengaged the phone, and I lock in.
Replaying her voice in my head.
She is so calming when quiet.
Why can’t I be like her?
Featured image: Woman on Ship Deck, Looking out to Sea (also known as Girl at Ship’s Rail) by Maurice Prendergast (c.1895)