All The Hours

In the room where you just were,
a circle of breath clouds the window,
fingerprints press into the dresser.
A shirt, sleeves tangled,
hangs over a chair.
Your books are piled on the floor,
spines open,
the words shoved against each other
in anger
or maybe in love.
Within the wall
the shower water rushes.
I lie on the bed and
all the hours of your sad resting
rise up,
like a swimmer
coming from a great distance down
to meet me.

Published in (this), The Rag

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