The Things I Do (When Missing You)

by Madison Bremer


Sometime after

The last time I said goodbye,

I found your toothbrush

Standing, neglected, next to mine.

Pinched between my two thin (too thin) fingers,

I contemplated the fragile plastic, eyes widening.

I placed it between my lips, reminiscing,

Hoping the taste of you would linger there.

But, on my tongue,

Disappointment and longing.