Missed Connection

We landed in Denver

You were headed back home

I was doing the same

Separately

 

The three-hour flight disappeared

We lucked into three seats

One splitting us 

You took the window

You liked to watch the sunset

 

We spoke like old flames

Rehashing beautiful memories

And lamenting love lost

Despite having just met

 

When we landed, we walked together

Bumping elbows

Barely noticing our path forward

Luggage doing little to slow us

 

We reached your gate

Los Angeles was calling

And I had to reroute myself

 

We hugged and started to part

I made a joke about seeing you later

You laughed and boarded your plane

 

I looked at my ticket 

My flight left ten minutes ago

And I never got your number

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Collapse

It starts in our brain

The words, or lack thereof, sting

A missile shot directly at our weakest point

The collapse has begun

Slowly, the mind folds in on itself

You were of critical integrity to our structure

A cornerstone that was ripped out

Nothing to fill the void

 

The emotions will follow

No logical thinking to keep them at bay

They flood the body

The body would fight them if it could

But the Trojan horse is in

The gate has been put back up

The body was none the wiser

 

The emotions are only

The beginning of the end

Without the mind to control the thoughts

And with the emotions engulfing the body

It’s only a matter of time 

Before the body goes too

Unable to resist any longer

On the floor, broken

Awaiting repair

 

One word or phrase

Followed by destruction

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