Today I will pretend I do not know you anymore
And write you a poem.
I will breathe deeply for you, suddenly burst out in silent tears
And tell myself how beautiful you are
Just to keep going for another hour, for another minute.

I will sit still, as you say, and pretend I know what I’m talking about
Then for a while watch you
So peacefully watching the world passing by
And learn your perfect sadness.

Today I will hold your knees between mine
Dance on a rope and go to bed early.
My dreams about you will be longer this time.
I promise.