How can I miss you
How can I miss you when you are only two feet away?
How can I miss you when you never left
and neither did I
I spend most of my waking hours with you
yet I miss you
I miss your laugh
I miss your pleasant sighs
I miss watching your hand swim across a page while you are writing
I miss watching your eyes dance across a page while you are reading
I miss knowing exactly how you interlace your fingers
I miss knowing exactly how you bob your hand to music
I miss you
and yet I see you everyday
nothing between us changed
there was no fight
there was no outside tragedy
there was no one added to the equation
well except that invited guest called
and Growing Up.
I now know how I can miss you
because even when you are two feet away from me
my mind and I can be millions of miles away.
So can we just pause Life?
So can we just put Responsibility on hold?
So can we just tell Growing Up to take a chill pill?
So can we reign in our minds
And stop missing each other
and start finding each other?
“I have found that no exertion of the legs can bring two minds much nearer to one another.”
-Henry David Thoreau