Memories of You

I remember the smell of gum
lingering through your house
and how you'd take me
to get ice cream even if it was -100 degrees
you never even complained

You loved crossword puzzles
but I never let you do them
I'd beg you to play with me
until you'd finally give in

We'd play for hours
I was always the princess
and you were always the queen
you never declared my dreams impossible
you were like the air I breathe, a necessity that was constantly present

I took you for granted
I know that now
you can no longer plat with me
and are no longer here

I miss the gays we spent together
you were my best friend
there is no way to get you back, no matter how many tears I shed
all I have now
are these memories of you