Strangers

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?

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