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I see you walking home

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I see you walking home

I see
your elegant stride
that words can only murder

I see
your face smiling
your lips, eyes, and cheeks
upright and happy

I see
your hands reaching aloft
to gently touch your ears
as you put your headphones on

and for as long as it takes
for the bus that I’m on
to drive past you
and leave you behind
walking up that hill
into a different existence

I’ am happy

because even though
you will never know it
I’ m with you
and we are together


By Josh O'Rourke