We Embrace By Selbbin We embrace. I embrace. Her vanilla smell I once savoured Turns to vapours I can hardly breathe, But I hold on to her like she just saved my life- Like she just saved the world. Concentrating hard on everything just past her head; Soaking in every detail, Except for her And the way she is so: Warm And beautiful, Like she must have been the night she fucked... It doesn’t matter who; And it doesn’t hurt to think about. But either way, I remember. Her mother in the car, The sparkling braces And dirty old sneakers, And the sign of the station So far from home, Reminds me of everything between us. I can feel her bottled up. I could pour her out But I’m trying to avoid a scene here. "How are you?" "Yeah. I’m ok." It doesn’t matter which of us said what. She pulls us apart Just far enough for me to see She wants to go. I let the moment pass us And say my final good bye, With a kiss On her cheek. Soft. Tender. She lets me, But with a silence that says... No. She climbs back in the car with her mother. I get back on the train.