It’s not what I thought it would be.
I thought it would be tears,
late nights with no breath,
becoming familiar with bathroom tiles
and cooking dinner for one.
Turns out, it’s not like that.
It’s revisiting somewhere you’ve already been
and finding that it’s new.
It’s learning to never, ever take your space for granted again.
and not falling again.
It’s a peach sky like you’ve never seen before.
Sure, it makes you emotional-
it might even take your breath away-
but my god, is it beautiful.