I walked to my usual spot
there was a distance
I knew I was hidden but seen
just wanted to say hello to you
every day, every hour, every minute
right now when you step outside
begin your walk around the block
leaving the office behind
I waited for a look
knowing you wouldn’t glance
for what you didn’t want to see.
The pain was real, confusing, stark
all around the world continued
while ours had changed.
I only realized years later
careful scrutiny on your part
to keep our distance in sight.