chrysanthemums and other forgotten creatures

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memory

i did my makeup today

put on my dress

and did my hair

just like i did so many months ago

when your tie matched my blue dress

and the flowers on your jacket matched the ones on my wrist

so perfectly.

i saw you today

in every boy

on every arm

of every girl

i saw you

just for a second

before you disappeared.

when i closed my eyes

i could feel you

feel the fabric on your shoulders as we danced

feel your breath mingling with mine as we swayed

until i opened them again

and you were just a memory.

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