Surely you were apparition —
there within reach of these hands
that once held yours so freely.
I could not resist stepping through
the curtain of your space and my space
just to see if you — if we — were real.
I know you knew I was there,
even if you could not meet my eyes.
The waver in your voice gave you away.
Did you feel me touch you
as you walked away?
WORDS, ©2015, Jen Payne