Monday, March 19, 2012

Where are You?


Where are you
because I can only remember you
and every time I look around I find you've been gone for a very long time.
I don't believe this world my eyes see,
this yellow grass and those chubby bees, these trees of autumn leaves. I look and refuse to believe all that this world would have me look upon and ponder, only to have the answers work within the confines of my wonder.
Where did it all go because its still here
right in front of me.
I wish I could spend another
intimate
second
hidden
on those empty benches
kissing another kiss,
but I can't find
any of the daylight
or even the bitter cold of night
like I remember.
I can't find any other day like those we took even though
its all
still there when I look.
My memory continues to show me my time without it all.
I linger about now and wait every year when you come here
to visit
my gravestone
but time has shown me
another summer
without you and your visit.
where are you
because I can still remember you
but every time I look around I realize
I've been gone
for a very long time.
-Armando Torres

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