Coming off the unbearably sweet high of our Nation's proud capital. I salute you. For bright mornings with fruit smoothies made so masterfully. Afternoons of stasis. Of quick showers and quick words on a condensed second floor. Straight intelligence and legitimate knowledge. Stories of brothers pranking in Palestine. "Can I have some?" asked so coyly when candy is available for adults. Thick ****** smoke burning my lungs and sapphire blues eyes. Old nicknames. Flying off the tongue like song lyrics we all know. Unfamiliar places, and familiar places. Habibi. As-salamu alaykum. Words my cerebrum forgot but heart did not. "Do you want coffee?" "Come here." "Kiss me." Your smile. Your home. Your hands. Your eyes. Nostalgia over taking our souls like baby pictures. I wish it could've lasted forever. But nothing does. And that's good, right? Too much of a good thing makes us greedy.