Draft V2Draft V2 by troigreen
I remember the wind in your hair on the Highway
your Perfect laugh erupting from that perfect grin.
I remember the sun reflecting in your emerald eyes
As we talked in the coffee shop over chai
I remember dropping you off in front of you pale blue house
I remember you opening that rusty mail box
your hand shaking as you lifted that sterile white envelope
I remember when you read it you did not cry
I remember the day you left for boot camp
The confidence in your stance
Betrayed by the fear in your eyes
I remember your words
"I will not run away, for it's my duty to stay"
I remember the letters you sent,
Talking of boot camp
Then of the desert, The horrid food
And the cool of night
I remember how you said that air was almost like home.
I remember responding to each one,
With my hand shaking, for I did not want to cry
Because crying is running away and that you did not do.
I remember the last letter,
My confusion, for the address was not in your hand writing.
I remember how he said you did