I Never Realized

I never realized

How much I truly

Missed you

Until—

Tonight

When couples are seen

Everywhere—

Hugging and touching;

Kissing and talking;

In this quiet atmosphere

Of romantically dimmed lights

And soft, sweet music

Where couples can hold hands

Over candlelit dinners

And that's when I find it

Unbearable to watch

And do my job

Because my heart aches

With missing you so

And I can only hope

That one day—

It will be me and you

Here—

Laughing over candlelight;

Talking above soft music;

And holding hands;

And where—

One day;

We will be one of them