When I Say I Miss You…

I say I miss you

but it’s not exactly what I mean.

Yes I do miss the way the corner of your lips smile

and those ridiculous jokes you love telling

But I’ve begun to use those words as a placeholder.

I mean more than I miss you while you’re gone

My heart aches for you even while you stand right before me.

‘I love you’ is on the tip of my tongue

but fear holds a hand over my mouth

and I settle for ‘I miss you’ yet another time.

-Sept 2017

8 thoughts on “When I Say I Miss You…”

  1. My heart aches for you even as you stand before me….wow!..I can hardly fathom the beauty of the heart and mind of the writer who writes such pure beauty..

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