Evolving Emotions: Forevermore

I feel your presence beside me

On the frigid, unforgiving Earth

On the lonely wooden park bench

On the gentle bed we shared


I hear your voice 

In the corridor you passed

In the kitchen you cherished

In the doorway to our home


I smell you in all that is beautiful

A hint of lavender in someone’s hair

A box of oranges sold at the market

A loaf of bread I find at the bakery


I surmise that I’ve see you


Maybe not. 

Perhaps it is madness


It’s hard to discern

The wishes and whims

The truth and sacred lies


Perhaps, I witness what I was too blind to see yesterday

No matter



We are apart

But soon

We will feel each other’s warmth

In a plane unlike this one


My joy

My love

My apparition forevermore 



Erin Knape is a University of Michigan senior majoring in psychology and minoring in creative writing. Her greatest passion has always been the arts, whether that be writing, painting, or photography. Capturing Campus, a weekly installment of poetry and photography, aims to capture campus life through artistic expression. Dive into Capturing Campus every Sunday!

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