Merges with mine,
alone in my despair
as I wait in a year of
days for your return.
We never had problems
we were unable to solve.
Who are we without
each other?
You were everything
I always wanted, and
I filled a space in you.
We could laugh at ourselves
in our own soft belly lingo—
endlessly caressing the delight
parts of our bodies until we slept.
Your smile radiates my empty room.