is it natural to miss you

is it natural to miss you this
much, without end, as though
the universe tells me times
will get worse in our deliberate
refrain— this forsaken secret,
how we revel and choose not to
divulge, but conceal these feelings
instead as though we are a letter
never meant to be sent, never meant
to be read by one another; only i
find you as a novel who compels
me with each page to read and
devour what i can remember of
every single syllable you have
uttered to free me for just a
moment from this unknowing
prison, this reckless ignorance
you’ve sentenced me to

poem©mrg 11/28/16