I miss you, I guess
I saw your mom today, it was normal because I see her all the time. She waved at my car and I waved back, and pretended it didn’t hurt.
It made me think of you,
of nights spent on the living room floor on a blow up mattress;
of midnight drives to get ice cream because the movie made us cry.
I still think about the nights I slept on your bedroom floor because my mom and I were fighting. You were my safe space. I don’t want to admit it because it makes me feel weak, but: I miss you, I guess.
It doesn’t seem fair, that you cut me out without an explanation. Why was I the piece of your life that got tossed aside? It was hard to hear that you felt that we couldn’t be friends anymore. I suppose eighteen years doesn’t much these days.
I’m not angry anymore, but I still feel like I am missing a piece of myself. I miss you, I guess.
Remember when you came to my wedding, but instead of standing next to me where you belonged, you were in the back row in a black dress.
I hugged you, but I was angry.
Remember when you came to my graduation, not for me but you were there.
I hugged you, I cried into your hair.
Remember your grandfather’s funeral, when we drank tequila and talked about the past. It felt like old times, that was weird.
I hugged you, and that time the tears weren’t over you.
Remember the family reunion, we played soccer with Danny and Sam. We talked about tattoos and jobs. I laughed, but I was hurting.
Its hard to say goodbye to people you still see but know they aren’t thinking about you anymore. You could call me tonight and I’d drive to Ohio, but I know I’m still blocked on your phone.
I miss you, I guess.