I tried to see across the ocean.

Eyes on the horizon.

Staring at the wavy line where cold water met grey sky.

But I didn’t see you there.

I just saw the curl of your hair and your left ear.

 

So I tried to see across the desert.

Eyes on the horizon.

Staring at the hazy line where hot sand met harsh sky.

But I didn’t see you there.

I just saw your right hand and your worn out shoe.

 

I looked back and forth trying to see you.

Only seeing pieces.

Seeing more that wasn’t you

Than that was you.

I should’ve known.

I should’ve seen you.

Standing so close I couldn’t see you. 

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