You're Not Here

I open my eyes slowly

I hope it was all a dream

I turn my head

You're not here

It's been more than six months now

Still I don't quite believe you're gone

Each morning I wake

I go about my day

Pretending

Put my best face forward

Smile and they will like me

Don't let them know how I miss you

Hide how much it hurts

I can't even let it out alone

In my house

I go home at night

Dinner for one

Quiet

Too quiet

Turn on the T.V.

Pretend I don't notice I am alone

T.V. till all hours

The clock

It's 3am

Time to get to bed

Can't have tired eyes tomorrow

Can't look sad

Turn back the sheets

The bed is cold

Empty

I miss you

You should be here

No tears

I won't let you hurt me

I can't

I won't, I WON'T

I have

I do

Everyday

I don't cry

I'm strong

They don't know

You don't know

You're not here

You're still not here

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