What seamed so familiar

What seemed so familiar now seems so strange

The apartment walls, your fingers painted red

How I now sit on the floor inste
ad of your bed.

The way your eyes no longer meet my gaze14102304_1769629569916836_8895857159441204091_n

Hiding all those expressions on your face

That used to tell me when to wrap my hands around you or to leave you alone

How I no longer recognize the person or the place I once called home


My bus tickets, the languages learned, the shopping sprees

All parts of you that somehow become parts of me

All cleared from your table – replaced with someone else


All so foreign now, all so empty and all so strange


Empty just like the room that I moved in many years ago

Where I put my bag down and starred at these barren walls

For which I sold my home, my past, for a dream and a change

A room too once belonging to someone else


I remember crying for weeks on end

Not recognizing the places or people I did not know

Strangers whose expressions too I could not read

And whose lives that seemed to me so strange

But many sleepless nights later and talks on the stairs

Sharing our scars and stories and laying our hearts bare

Decorated these walls with memories

For a broken heart lets people in more easily

Making this room a little less empty and a little less strange


So today on when I sit bus leaving your home

Feeling the emptiness of leaving all that I have known

I’d smile at the stranger whose eyes so seam so unfamiliar

And hope that in time somethings so strange can too become so familiar


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