today, i saw you and thought
you were standing with your friends,
hair unruly from scrimmaging.
in that moment,
seeing you for the first time in a long time,
i wish i could be standing next to you.
my mind traveled across the room,
floating nearby yours.
i wanted to hear your words,
know the jokes you were laughing at.
i wanted to be there.
because, in a what if world,
we might’ve walked into that room together.
i might’ve told you the joke you laughed at
or been the one who got the pleasure of having your words.
i might’ve never even thought about a what if without you.
maybe, you would’ve broken my heart already.
i would’ve walked in and turned right around,
a heavy airiness in my chest.
but, i would’ve been able to fall for you.
i know, i’ll never get the chance.
we’re close, yet i’ve never felt farther from you.
maybe you saw me today and went away thinking about me.
maybe you didn’t recognize me, didn’t even deen me significant.
but, i’ll tell myself that tonight
we’ll fall asleep thinking of each other, wondering