SPEEDING THROUGH EAST TEXAS
It’s late, and I miss you,
so I take a walk—no mind the circling sandstorm.
I want to go back,
to our home,
where we last saw each other.
I want to see
the smoke, the ash black
as your eyes. How they shone under the moonlight.
I want you back, want to say Here
is my robe, my beard, my mouth, my mourning…
Want to say It hurts to live
without you. How much I would give
your hand again. I would settle
for an accidental brush