presence

occasionally
and without warning
i find you
wandering
through the forgotten
hallways of my heart
slowly
but deliberately
each step
purposeful
and intended
to be felt
the soft padding
of your footstep
in sync
with my heartbeats
speeding to a race
before suddenly
halting
i fear your departure
already filled with
saddened longing
but then, there you are
quietly resting
in the darkened
corner
of my soul

November 9, 2013