It’s a table which sits between us and
I am reminded of how little things just make things bigger
I am reminded of the first time I met you,
I am reminded of the first time I saw you walking,
I remember the air,
I remember the crowd,
And just like that we are standing between them.
I remember the first I love you,
I remember the first time I resisted loathing you in the kitchen,
That’s when I knew pride had no home when it came to you
And I remember you laughing
going through my childhood pictures,
I remember you smiling at me through the crowd while I felt so lost I could not feel my eyes,
I remember you crying with me,
I remember you crying,
“It’s been so long”
I think as I breathe heavily with this inch distance between us and miles in our hearts,
You get up and I know you will walk to that corner to slow it down,
The fan moves slowly
And my mind too.
I find myself thinking how somethings don’t make sense,
How there is a gap and it’s filled by my efforts.
you remind me of that song you played when everything seemed new,
You remind me of the freshness and the calm of that time,
You remind me of the promises kept
and the look you gave when I tasted the first coffee you made for me,
You remind me of all the good things I have done and you.