you are the beginning
and the missing
you are both the essence
and the void

you are not there
but even your absence
seems to suggest
something of your presence
and I’ve learned to treat
being deprived of you
not as a problem to solve
but as a state to exist in

that I suppose
if you ever came around
I wouldn’t know what to do

and just die of ecstasy

“Add Color to my Sunset Sky” by photographer Katie Lee