There's a tree half dead right next to the green wooden bench
corner of my eye found your shadow and
I was there
right there with you
holding your hand
breathing into your skin
my head on your shoulder
I was there.
I could feel the lines in your palm
it felt familiar
I felt the lump lodged in my throat trying to be there
as it crumbled down right in front of me
as the beating of my heart echoed in my head
as it shocked me awake.
I wasn't there.