Poetry: Come Back

You were intriguing

You were different

You smiled without


Talked without


Laughed without


You were quiet

But confident


And I knew that it could

That it would

Fall apart—

In some way,

This was inevitable—


But I thought you’d come back

With arrogant shoulders

Or snarky lips

Or a laugh that reeked

With the stench of pride


I never imagined

That you’d come back

And still be so far away


It never occurred to me

That you could come back


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