better for it

yesterday i saw your first car in the lot
same make same model
same poor parking job
and i remember riding passenger
and you taught me how to drive
the weather was warm
we were young and alive

somebody said your name yesterday
like a blaring engine, with an old familiar pang
what we wanted to keep
but just couldn’t maintain
you’re what drove me and kept me
to and from insane

and i still ache for you in the fall
when i hurt, but was better for loving at all

there’s always three feet between us
not a space left for speaking
all i gained for embellishing
what was ours for the keeping

i dream in grey and you’re shades of blue
but i’d never dream again just to forget you
you are the only one who thought it was worth it
to be the only one calling me out on my shit
while the rest lie and say “you’re perfect”
you are the first place i found that fit

and i know we’ve moved on
and we’re at a different place
but i want you to know
i still see your face

when i ache for you in the fall
when i lost, but was better for loving at all

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