I'm a new thing. A soul in repair or under construction. I'm in between nap time and nighttime. I'm learning to be present today rather than dreading tomorrow or regretting yesterday. I'm not perfect, (far from it) but I'm trying. I'm not trying to be perfect, just trying to be more in the moment than I often am.
Because waiting five years for everything to remain the same including my heart and her name is erasing the precious present moment. Why does my heart look longingly in her direction? The fresh perspectives, the different stories. There is just something there and I can't quite taste what it is. I may have mentioned this before, but I do not think it is the fondness born in absence because I recall the memories of who we are and how we are in the moments together.
Is it too much to ask to just be able to hold your hand for a moment? To be able to sit quietly with you under the stars? The thoughts you expel from your head move me. You hardly speak and my heart falls into your lap. Barely a word leaves your mouth and it's all somehow enough to keep me intrigued. Even the so-called "depressive" thoughts open me up to something further. Can we just try something? Can we try it some time?
Five years is too long to wait. That's almost as long as it's been since we first met and barely longer than the last time we saw each other in person. We can take turns cradling each other in open arms. Your innovative thoughts tuck me in at night in the best way imaginable. Your words ignite filaments in the lightbulbs above my head. They restore ink to my once dried pen.
I know you're not the reason for all of this world. I know there is life outside of you. I know you're not a goddess. You're not to be worshipped, but would you give me a chance to be present with you. Let me follow you around as you step through challenges and successes. Can we share life together at some point? Is it possible to see you for longer than a couple of days? Is it possible for the extent of our relationship to be more than passing tourists on vacation?
I want to experience your presence and know who you really are. I want to know you truly. Will you ever give me the chance?