|I still can feel the way I felt
when you passed through that door.
A final kiss, and then you left,
and hollowed out my core.
Your absence stole so much of me
that I could scarcely breathe.
And as I watched your plane depart
I slowly turned to leave.
My eyes swung downward to the floor,
as I (alone) departed.
So convinced that such intense
love left me broken hearted.
But then I noticed in my hand
a cup that you left here.
and when I closed my eyes I felt
as if you were still near.
Now everything you've left behind
leaves thoughts of you - stuck in my mind.
And I cannot explain away
The feelings true - found every day.
Now part of you is here with me,
and if I close my eyes I see
the face of one I long to see,
standing here, so close to me.
Now that time has come and gone,
and you've departed home.
I understand like ne'er before
the meaning of alone.
Alone is not the simple state
of being by yourself
for I have been in crowds today,
and never left my shelf.
Alone is when your heart desires
to only be with one,
and you realize she's miles away -
then nothing serves to numb.
And all that keeps the pain at bay
and brings meaning to light
is memory of one tender kiss
held close to me that night.