In the gray shadows of my heart, you linger.
Long gone are the nights of our youth, salty winds and sweet whiskey kisses, yet somehow, I taste you.
In the fractured windows of my soul, your memory dances.
Hazy and distant, sharp and serrated, the reflection of what once was shifts focus in the light of the now.
I ache for you in the night and reach for you in my dreams.
Moments in time, like stars against the charcoal sky, burn everlong into the days.
Consuming thoughts and small heartbreaks - the inevitable consequences of inconvenient love.
Still, you linger, caught in the shadows of my gray heart.