honest

honest

Open.

. Broken.

. . . Wanting.

. . . . . Crying.

. . . . . . . Pleading (with no words)

. . . . . . . . . Reaching (with no gestures)

. . . . . . . . . . . Inhaling. Deeply. Exhaling. Barely.

. . . . . . . . . . . . . Holding the breath.

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Holding her breath.

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Holding her tongue –

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . tongue

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . breath

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . her

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . holding

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . barely exhaling

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . in deep

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . gestures, not without reaching…

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . words, not without pleading…

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . crying

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . wanting

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . broken

. . . . . . . . . . . . . open

. . . . . . . . . . . open

. . . . . . . . open

. . . . . .open

. . . . closed

.

honest

.

“I miss you,” she says.

“I miss you,” she said.

“I miss you,” she would have said.

“I miss you,” she might say.

.

If it ends.

When it ends.

If it ended.

If it happened at all.

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