Your front door creaks, did you notice?
Mine does, too.
10:30 AM, you walk out of your apartment-
The one right across the hall from mine-
And I make sure I walk out, too.
We’ve lived across from each other for nearly two years
Why haven’t we spoken?
I just don’t have the courage
But today I’ll do it
I just say hello
You flash a brilliant smile
My heart flutters, my palms are sweaty,
Shaking from head to toe
Your lips part, saying my name
I could just faint at any moment
You ask if I’d like to grab some coffee
Of course I would!
You grab my hand
Overwhelmed with happiness
My stomach is filled with flittering butterflies
This is finally it
Will this turn into something more?
Will you ever love me?
I can see us getting married
Maybe I’ve gotten ahead of myself
All you did was take my hand
But I’ve never smiled so hard in my life
My fairytale ending
This is it
I could just die-
Oh, but how ironic?
Caught between the rubble of the floor
And the cold steel infrastructure
I desperately search for you
One last kiss
As my pulse slows
As the light fades from your eyes
As our hearts fail in synchronized chaos
I utter my last words
I’m sorry. I love you.