Chicago summer nights I attempt to refuel and take care of myself
Lights out My cat meows and hops onto the bed with me I wish I could be more of a present thought In your brain.
Clouds and pesticides I could have gone to an event tonight But I cleaned and took my laundry in Cooked dinner and listened to a podcast Went for a run and showered my bones Defining myself through how I move and breathe On my own.
I miss you dearly I hope you miss me too I know you said you do.
We watched movies with neon lights Do you remember the way I wadded up the bottom Of your boxer shorts Because I got so antsy During the movie?
Staying out of the way I exist and I linger In the halo of my own prism.
You come back in 20 days You spoke of the count down not that long ago Using words like babe and baby You were affectionate and meaningful I cried to my therapist