everything reminds me of you.
the summer nights that never really begin until 8 pm and
the smell of salt in the air.
sitting by the fire while the breeze comes off the ocean.
my wet hair soaking through your sweatshirt.
i miss that.
peanut butter and jelly sandwiches in ziplock bags,
mountain bikes and dust and
the music we listened to and the long, hot
afternoon hikes that seemed to last forever.
smiles. i see your smile in every smile.
stars and soda cans and trucks driving through orchards.
pencil sketches or skateboards or grassy hills or pizza boxes.
trying to fit five people into the backseat of the car.
being too loud in movie theaters.
i think about you now because
i haven’t started any of my homework yet,
and i know you probably haven’t either.
whenever i think of anything, i think of you.
maybe that’s why i’m so sad.