Miles Apart

Runny nosed

and tear-stained

as I ponder how much I miss you

I keep reminding myself

that this is a good move for you

that you will excel and prosper

like you’ve been aching for all these years

But my heart

my heart doesn’t want the physical distance between us

it wants you close by for always

because i love you, cherish you… need you

Do I love you enough

to be strong

as the miles between us span farther and farther?

Yes.

I know I do.

I know my heart is forever bound in loyalty to you.

I can’t help but love you even more

as I hear you tell me about your day, your week, your new life.

I realize this is good for you,

with each passing day I’m more convinced.

But my heart can’t stand this truth of having to let you go.

Of knowing that one day you’ll find a new version of me, who will become your new best.

For it seems that my soul is destined to be a part of your life,

in however many forms it must take to be with you.

Miles apart

aching

and overwhelmingly

missing you

Plus One

Is it wrong that I want to be your plus one?

That I want to be the one at your elbow smiling, like you hung the moon for me, as you politely introduce me to the surrounding beings.

Is it wrong that I want to be the one to charm people with my savoir faire in your honor?

To be the one you sneak a peek at first as you gauge the success of your latest joke.

Is it wrong to want to be the source that brings you the most laughter?

To be the one you glance at for reassurance when you feel your most vulnerable.

To be your plus one

The heart on your sleeve

To be your added atmosphere

The warm breath whispering in your ear

To be those light caresses on your back, your arms, your neck

The hand desperately seeking, yet innocently sliding into yours

I crave it

Ache for it

For to be your plus one is to be chosen by you

To be your desired accompaniment

How could I not long for this honor

To be yours