Once there was this drizzle,
Slow but continuous,
Settling upon the trees,
Waking them up, making a fuss.
The fields were the length of eternities,
Woods maze-like, so dense
Over all the echoes of the gaze
I felt the sensation of your recurring sense.
Roamed the path, silent and still
I seek your gaze, your touch
How distant you were, yet how close I was
Still doted on you as much.
I see you in the forest,
In a doorway, on a train platform
And by the time I can steal a second glance
Out of reverie, I find you are gone.
You left; without ever really knowing me,
Now you’ll never get to know me well,
But you’ll remember my big, dark eyes,
Still not knowing what they tell.
You’ll remember my reproachful silence,
Still not knowing what they said,
You’ll remember the moans of anxiety I took,
When you were by my side in the bed.
You’ll remember the nightmares you couldn’t save me from
You’ll remember all of this even when you’re gone
You’ll remember everything just fine
The name you’ll remember would always be mine.
And you know, sometimes, I’ll see you
Over the fence in my lawn
With sun gaping over you
In a blink, you would be gone.
Sometimes, I’ll see you in light, also in darkness
At others, I won’t; it’s vain
But I’d think of you; every time
Every single time, it will rain.