When You're Gone but Still Here

Phillocaliste
2 min readMay 25, 2024

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When you’re not around, it’s like you left a little piece of you behind, hanging out in the air, reminding me love doesn’t really care about distance or time.

Photo by Christopher Jolly on Unsplash

I will never forget the day we met for the first time. It was as if the universe had conspired to bring us together, yet I was completely unaware of the profound impact you would have on my life. Your presence was like a gentle breeze on a warm summer day, unnoticed at first but gradually enveloping me in its tender embrace.

As our paths crossed and our souls began to intertwine, I found myself captivated by every aspect of you. Your touch, delicate yet powerful, sent shivers down my spine, awakening parts of me I didn’t know existed. Your gaze, intense and unwavering, saw through the layers I had carefully constructed, reaching the very core of my being. Your breath, steady and rhythmic, became the soundtrack to the moments we shared, a comforting reminder that you were there, that we were together.

Each memory we created, each moment we shared, is etched into the fabric of my soul. I can still feel the warmth of your hand in mine, the way your eyes lit up when you smiled, the softness of your voice whispering sweet nothings into the night. Even now, when I close my eyes, I can almost hear your laughter, see the sparkle in your eyes, feel your presence beside me.

But time is relentless, and life, in its cruel irony, has taken you away from me. Your body is gone, and yet, in some inexplicable way, you are still here. The essence of you lingers in the air I breathe, in the spaces we once occupied together. It is as if you have become a part of me, woven into the very fabric of my existence.

I hold on to these memories, to the echoes of our time together. They are my solace in moments of despair, my anchor in a world that feels adrift without you. Your touch, your gaze, your breath — they are not just memories; they are a testament to the love we shared, a love that transcends the boundaries of time and space.

Even though your physical presence is no longer here, you continue to live on in my heart, in my thoughts, in every beat of my being. I will cherish the moments we had, hold on to the memories we made, and carry the essence of you with me, always. For you were more than just a part of my life; you were my everything. And everything about you will be remembered, even when your body is gone.

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