what it means to miss someone (verb):
the gaping hole in the center of your throat
that screams to be released, that only knows
how to escape in the heat of saltwater tears.
the widening void between your ribs
that constantly whispers, we are missing something,
something is absent from us, we are incomplete.
the hollows between your fingers
convincing you that somehow your bones have shifted
like tectonic plates but nothing’s filled their holes.