• Alyssa Piperis

#filterlysspoetry: "the outline of my lips on that piece of paper i left in your glove compartm

i sometimes wonder

if you've found

the outline of my lips

on that piece of paper

i left

in your glove compartment

on the first day

of your "big boy" job.

i wonder how long it took after

i left

for you to

open that compartment

and remember

how big my love is

and how much it scared me

that i didn't know

if yours was as big.

i wonder how often you miss me

and if it's as much as i miss you.

i wonder if we share sleepless nights

even though

we no longer share a bed.

i wonder if we share songs

from the soundtracks

to our sleepless nights.

i wonder how it's possible

that you might not miss me

as much as i miss you,

even though my love

was wrapped around you

like a blanket.

i guess when your love is so big

your loss is bigger.

when i tried to unwrap

my love from you,

the blanket blew away.

but i still hope you found

the outline of my lips

on that piece of paper

i left

in your glove compartment.

and i hope it made you wonder.

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