You're sitting right here in my arms and yet
I feel like you're slipping through my fingers.
I'm losing you as I hold tighter and tighter
But you're just smoke in the air and I
Try to breathe you in.
I try to hold you in my lungs for as long as I can
But sooner or later I will exhale
And you will blow away like a dandelion seed
And I will have lost you.
You are here, kissing my cheek,
And I have not lost you.
You are here, holding my hand,
And I have lost you.
Tick, tock—
Each alternating second
A petal on a daisy.
She loves me, she loves me not.
You left me, you left me not.
Your sad smiles are hands
Picking off petals in my flower heart.
Violet, daffodil, forget-me-not,
Forget me, forget me not.
I thought I was meant to keep you.