“I gripped your hand in mine
As the world around us buzzed
With people and air and words rushing by
While planes landed and took flight beside us.
All I saw though was your face
And the way you tapped your foot
Anxiously against the floor.
I couldn’t bring myself to choke out the goodbye
I’d been carefully rehearsing in my head
Once I saw the corners of your lips twitching downward
And your eyes becoming heavy with reality.
I tried to memorize every small detail
From the patches of red in your dark hair
To the pattern of freckles scattered across your face.
I didn’t think I’d ever be able to remember enough
As they called out your flight
And I crumpled into your arms
Doing my best to embed the warmth of your touch
Into my cold skin.
It’s been hours since I walked back to the car,
And my hand still feels empty
Without the feeling of yours intertwined.”
Airports // -STG (inksplatteredpages)
this poem I found describes exactly how I felt saying goodbye at the airport last week 😭