Wide Awake

Hide these tired eyes
from sunlight
spending the night trying to learn how to say
It has taken some practice
we didn’t think we were meant for this aching
tried not to imagine
how this would go
how we should go
how we needed to
all of this behind
we didn’t stay up all night learning how to say goodbye
We were trying to stall time
and grab by the shoulders
saying “just wait
I need to see
just once more
the roads to that horizon that we dared to follow
need to remember what lies beyond it
the stars
don’t need to shine too brightly
I need this to be like every other night
but so full of promise
Don’t worry about the sky trail
I know my way back home