How close can I get to you without
you seeing me without
you hearing me breathe without
you feeling me touch you?
I want to be as close to you as possible
but you resist my wishes.
Throw your store-bought flowers
onto the garden bed…
Read my name and the dates printed below it
Remember the moment you came into my life
Remember the moment you left
Think about how we lost touch
Think about how you lost time
being with me
being without me
Think about how you stopped
And how the only thing you’ve spent on me
since then is the grimy paper you exchanged
for those freshly cut flowers.
What did you do with all that time?
Who replaced me in your mind?
Don’t have to hold my hand
Don’t have to hold me
Close to me
Take notice how you stand over me.