When I see you walk towards me
My breath becomes shallow, and I feel
Trapped, like inside a tiny, stuffy classroom
You stride nearer, and oceans of memories
Engulf me, making me spit out salt.
My eyes become blurry, remembering things
Before the world interrupted our dreams
You’re right in front of me, I can no longer
Pretend to search for an answer in the sky above.
You smile, stiff, formal and uncomfortable
And watch as the same smile spreads on
My hypocritical lips, failing to push open
The blind of my embarrassingly truthful eyes.
I want to search your eyes, for a reflection
Of the hidden recognition in mine, but
You’ve already walked past, nonchalant;
Or was it me, who failed to stop?