damn you for taking my memories
for putting your face into every dream i have
for finding belonging in all the songs i hear.
you’ve grabbed everything i love and shoved it into your closet; you’ve dog-earred the pages, you’ve worn out the CD’s, you’ve torn the edges
now the sign of you is too obvious to ignore-
everything is changed.
for still taking my mind
for using my time
to think thoughts about you.
and it’s not that i love you anymore
but that you wove yourself so deeply
into my life, my mind, my heart
that i am not free of you.
you’re like a shadow
in the afternoon.