Everything started and stopped with you—
2000 miles can’t change a thing.
The past seemed so far away;
With every day of sun,
Every new experience,
I forgot one more piece of you.
And yet I can’t deny
That there’s a part of my heart,
Call it a chink or a chunk,
That will never grow back.
It came back again the other day,
Just a simple friendly gesture made
My breath hitch—
My heart stop—
My shoulders freeze.
But then I continued on.
Because here there are no fields;
Here there are no memories,
Here, I’m safe from you.
(But not safe from your ghost)