Remembering to

Close your eyes –
imagine his footsteps coming,
your heart hammering in your chest,
and finally, the sound of the doorbell.
Breathe in –
the smell of coffee and take out dimsum,
the laughter healing the sadness in your walls,
a new beginning dancing, waiting.
Remember –
his head on your lap, fingers tangled in hair and secrets,
hesitation turning to butterflies,
scars becoming constellations on skin.
Do you remember?
Two lost souls rediscovering the meaning behind the word love,
the great unknown slowly turning into home,
the past, present and future converging –
Until the day you woke up alone.
Now, exhale –
let the memory linger for a minute longer,
and then, let it all go.
For real this time.
Remembering to

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