“I Miss You”

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they say, “I Miss You”

but what they mean is, “I just remembered you exist.”

“Look at what I have accomplished.”

“Let me send you a list.”

they say, “I Miss You”

but what they mean is

I miss when you were here

supportive and yielding

I didn’t have to care

they say, “I Miss You”

but throughout the length of time

you’ve found more and more peace

once you left them behind.

they say, “I Miss You”

but in reality, you miss yourself.

their message brings back memories

that you would happily do without

why is it that when we make some progress,

our old “friends” come out to play?

it’s like they feel that we are evolving

in our own special kind of way

why is it that when we realize we’re better off

having passed that point in our lives

they come back with a vengeance

and self-righteous fury in their eyes?

“I Miss You” they say

expecting a chorus of, “I Miss You!” back

“Tell me you need me” they hope

“tell me you want me back”

they have no intention of staying

or helping to build what they tore down

they want to hear, “I Miss You Too!” then watch as

the flood of “What have you been up to?” messages come around

Stay missed.


Published by E. Lexi Abbott

A free spirit and a wild soul. I am a writer who is seeking the inspiration found in the crannies and nooks of life. My goal is to combine the world in my head with the world around me one page at a time.

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