Last night, I dreamt of you

I walked the same familiar halls

You carried me through the same familiar roads

And you said the same familiar words

That made me realize why it was all a dream


When you said you had to go

I realized I still didn’t have a hold

Despite the knot being tight

And the rope being strong

Because no one could fight an intentional cut


I woke up with yearning

Dreams like that make me think

How can caring be so fleeting

How did the fire turn to ice

How did the soft go hard


I shoved the last words under my tongue

That you never heard me say

The distress of “goodbye”

Overpowered the hopeful “maybe next time”

And killed the delight of hearing

“I love you