I’m pacing the pavement near your home and every step is a sharp pain in my chest.

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A restless heart yearning to see you; it’s jumping through my bones. My body follows.

1, 2, 3 steps. 3 breaths. 600 heartbeats. In torment, the skin tightens around my bones.

My eyes flicker with the wind and I see your smile from a distance before it fades away.

1, 2, 3 more steps. I feel your arms wrap around me and I let myself go before I fall into space.

“Don’t leave me, I can’t live without you.” You’re finally here. “I’ll never leave you.”

He’s finally here.

I’m stru-stru-strutting. Bones, frail like a feather, they no longer carry me but he’s here.

My heart tries in vain to break through my back and run to you. He’s finally here.

I turn around to see a figment of my imagination…

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