photo collage by me     I don't know if I should've let you back in.   But I welcomed you back because you felt like home    When you’re given a reason to believe in something  You never did  To the point where it’s ineffable to describe    I guarantee you will hold onto it more than anything    So when you said you looked for a little mini cooper whenever you drove down the streets  A smile curved on my face because  I had always wondered if you were searching for me    And when you told me that you thought of me whenever the sun set  Because you knew it was my favorite thing,  I knew i left a mark on you    And when you mentioned the littlest things that made you think of me  I knew that even if we parted  You could always remember me like I’d hoped    But maybe I was too naive    Because if all you said was true  Why didn’t you just stay?    So when you were gone I tried to fill the void    I stayed away from anything that could remind me of you  But the reminiscence of us was painted across the city    So I went to New York City    But even then you were everywhere  And nowhere at the same time    I kissed someone else    But all i could think about was the emptiness in that kiss  and the fullness in ours    So when I had the chance to feel whole again  I took it    Our lips came together again and our bodies pressed against each other  There was no space between us    But how is it that I could still feel the distance?    And for a moment you stopped and said that I wasn’t kissing you like I used to    And that’s when I realized we may have been on the same page  But we were just in a different book    Valeria Sarto

photo collage by me

I don't know if I should've let you back in.

But I welcomed you back because you felt like home

When you’re given a reason to believe in something

You never did

To the point where it’s ineffable to describe

I guarantee you will hold onto it more than anything

So when you said you looked for a little mini cooper whenever you drove down the streets

A smile curved on my face because

I had always wondered if you were searching for me

And when you told me that you thought of me whenever the sun set

Because you knew it was my favorite thing,

I knew i left a mark on you

And when you mentioned the littlest things that made you think of me

I knew that even if we parted

You could always remember me like I’d hoped

But maybe I was too naive

Because if all you said was true

Why didn’t you just stay?

So when you were gone I tried to fill the void

I stayed away from anything that could remind me of you

But the reminiscence of us was painted across the city

So I went to New York City

But even then you were everywhere

And nowhere at the same time

I kissed someone else

But all i could think about was the emptiness in that kiss

and the fullness in ours

So when I had the chance to feel whole again

I took it

Our lips came together again and our bodies pressed against each other

There was no space between us

But how is it that I could still feel the distance?

And for a moment you stopped and said that I wasn’t kissing you like I used to

And that’s when I realized we may have been on the same page

But we were just in a different book

Valeria Sarto