Justine Camacho Tajonera
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Seven Years Later, Driving Home
It is impossible to fall in love again
for the first time.
The first blush, the heart quickening,
racing madly with a secret:
these things happen only once.
Yesterday, in the car, only half-listening to a song,
And in my mind, I turned around.
If I had known that I would never
see you again.
If I had known that afternoon in August,
I would have stayed rooted there.
Nineteen yet and dreamy.
I felt the years deaden me, one by one.
And all the headlamps around me
It was so sweet,
even to feel
The sound you make
is fainter than the sound
of rain softly falling outside
I turn inwards
just to listen.
I cannot imagine yet