Too Much Space


Your arms don’t hold me
    up anymore
    close anymore
We sit like strangers
    side by side
    laugh more with others
    who don’t know us
We never mention
    the awkwardness
    the emptiness
    our shame
Without you I would
    make my own way
    make my own home
    paint pictures in chalk
Without you I would
    take long walks
    do for myself
    what I wait now
    for you to do
Without you I would
    learn how to live
    by myself
    for myself
    with myself
    as myself
Without you.