I didn’t realize how much I missed the smell of you,
the taste of your lips,
the familiarity of your touch.
I spent our time apart
ignoring the reality that what you gave me
was more important than flowers and dinner.
I’m sorry, darling,
that I acted so disappointed with you
for expressing love in a different language than me.
You only did what you knew to be true,
and I only wanted what I understood.
I am used to being showered with compliments and gifts,
but not with true affection.
it takes time away
to realize that relationships are not ever going to work
the way we expect them too.
But that does not mean they are not good for us.