they don’t have to tell you when they leave
so don’t spend days waiting for them to wake you up before they leave
Or be prepared to run your warm hands on their side of the cold, empty bed
when this happens, look at your hands
like you so often have
You won’t know what to do.
But keep looking, and someday you might.
they won’t tell you when they leave
not because they don’t have to
not because they are bad and you are good
but because they already have.