next time i open you
his tooth brush will be gone
toiletry bag
just mine

he will be left behind, his toothbrush at home in the wood cabinet
nothing of his crushed in my suitcase
against my swimsuit or folded into the spines of my hair brush
entwined with pairs of panties
or wadded t-shirts

on my own trip
my own belongings
with nothing of his
except me

Art courtesy of Carmen Leon

Art courtesy of Carmen Leon

Advertisements