I miss you.
'I miss you.' I said to you.
You laughed before asking me how I could miss someone who was right next to me.
Then you continued using your phone.
You'd heard me.
But you hadn't listened to what I was telling you.
My 'I miss you' wasn't in the essence.
Of wanting your presence.
But it was to tell you that the man I had fallen in love with was no more.
And I wanted him back.
It was to let you know that my lover had been replaced by somebody I could not recognise.
And that I longed for my lover.
But you'd only heard.
You hadn't listened.
'I miss you' I whispered under my breath.
That one wasn't meant for your ears.

© janet k.