I finally went back and looked, today,
at where we first started.
What surprised me was even though it hurt,
even though my airways constricted and
my heart clenched much too tight,
I felt a sense of--
if not happiness--
some kind of pleasant nostalgia
at the times we had.
I also realized you had checked out
than I remembered.
I could follow your path in a clear trajectory,
watching with sad eyes
of you slowly pulling away.
Sometimes, ya just gotta let the emotions out.