I sit in my bedroom,
Legs crossed on my bed.
The air outside is warm
But the breeze is cool.
I dream about the willow trees outside.
Their branches dancing in the nighttime breeze;
They pitter-patter on my window.
My mind floats around at peace
The phone lights up at my feet
Interrupting my peaceful thoughts.
I’ve been ignoring him all day because
He wants me to meet his parents.
We fought yesterday
And if I don’t answer
He’ll come to my apartment…
*Phone goes silent*
It’s the next day
And I hear a knock on the door.
I cry for weeks;
I loved him and messed up something great.
Two years later…
And I see him with his new wife.
I still love him.
That could have been me;
I wouldn’t still be lonely… I scream…
Then I snap awake.
Awake from my daydream;
My husband looks over at me,
Gets up from the couch
And holds me by the window…
By the willow trees…
By the phone… Thank God I answered that phone.