seconds quickly sliding under the mat
minutes fading into the recent past
hours running through the grass
i spent all of it thinking of you.

before i knew it
i was codependant.

seeing the letters that spelled out your name
suddenly brought the color back in my face
and before i could let my voice start to shake,
i told you i loved you, and heard about your day.

i miss you when you are five minutes away
and i write you letters when i cannot stay
i'll pick you flowers from the places i play
because words will do more than money pay