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March 2015

You were there,
But not as before.
Before- candid and light,
Although heavy with beginning.
Today the shelves were stocked,
Just as before.
Just as when you were there,
But it was not like before.
I wandered the aisles,
Joyful, sure to be fulfilled.
You were not there,
Not really- only in my mind.
The stories,
The music,
They called to me.
They called to me,
But what could I do?
Hollow pockets,
Thoughts,
And space- that you had in once stood.
Before.

-Levi Cain