Your eyes still haunt
and dazzle my mind’s eye,
and yet your presence
is still long gone from me.
My collar bones and spine
are becoming too heavy
for my body to carry on and
act as if I don’t miss you.
I feel my ribcage rattling against
my aching heart trying to beat.
My lungs struggle to catch
the last breath we exchanged.
One day I hope to meet you again,”
face to face, so I can see that sliver
of guilt that you’re holding onto,
and yet, be able to say I forgive you.