We collided like a train rushing in from behind, Your memory and I. My breath stuck in my throat, unexpectedly. Tears stinging my eyes, staining my cheeks, involuntarily. Has your ghost been lingering, shadowed, Waiting to spring upon me like a serpent in the grass? Don't tempt me with that shattered past. I'd gladly place the shards of history's heart back into your hands. Blatantly disregarding every reserve my mind fires, Happily risking it all just to taste our youth. Begone with you phantom! If that's what you are. Stay only if your monstrosity lingers well into our future.