Long Distance

It was only when I saw you again that I understood how broken I’d been

I hadn’t seen you since the last full moon, every phone call we had turned violent with frustration

So in the unwanted absence of you I’d gone into survival mode

Every day that dragged by was spent waiting to take cover in the blue velvet refuge of the night

The next full moon came around

Yet I still didn’t realise I’d been in pieces until you showed up on my door

I felt myself come back together again at the sight of you

Suddenly I could recognize the feeling of being whole

Everything looked larger, but you looked smaller

I wondered if it was because you’d been gone so long

You were not larger than life anymore

Once upon a time trying to take you in left me dizzy

Not anymore, I see you with clarity now

But I was still reveling in feeling whole again, and your mouth became a river that flowed into mine, and I couldn’t quench my thirst because it would never be enough

I carried on drinking, every sip divine and melancholic

There are no surprises now

I know you’ll hurt me again

And then you’ll come over

And the healing shall begin

 

 

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