What i MISS: a
Long drives. 2am bus rides. Sneaking out.
Concerts on a Sunday night. Empty beer bottles. Drunk calls.
Texting til I fall asleep. Sharing chocolates & cigarettes.
Smoking at the fire exit. Walks at the Acad Oval. Picking
flowers, chasing dragonflies. Running in the meadows til we run
out of breath. Watching the stars. Midnight take outs. Diet &
workout plans. NEVER ACTUALLY DOING THEM. Exchanging baby videos
on YouTube. Selfies in the library. Sending notes. Drawings on my
skin. Making playlists. Holding hands, forehead kisses, lift
hugs. Being reminded to bring my umbrella when it's raining.
Slipping origami hearts in your sweater pockets. You tucking my
hair behind my ears. The citronella scent of the top of your
head. The perfect fit of my head on your shoulders. Your warm
palms on my cheeks. Touching your eyelashes, watching you blink.
Kisses on your collarbone. Your breath on my neck. Shivers down
my spine. Asking for more. The trace you leave on my fingers.
Waking up in your arms. Lazy Sunday mornings. Arguing over pasta
or pizza. Petty fights. Big fights. Tear stains on your shirt.
Apologies. ACCEPTING apologies. Learning what is worth fighting
for. Raising the white flag in surrender.
YOU, most of all.