"I miss you" is a beautiful phrase
It can be said with such innocent intent. Merely one friend
letting another know that when they get back to school they should hang out.
It can also be said so that it makes you catch your breath and just smile
It's another human being letting you know that, for some reason, they want you to be a part of their life
. That your mere presence can make their troubles seem a little lighter, can take the waver out of their voice and wipe the tears from their cheeks.
And it can also be said in pain
It remembers the fond memories
of the past that squeeze your shoulder comfortingly and stab you straight to the heart.
"I miss you" is a beautiful glass sculpture that used to bring you joy
beyond imagine, but now you clutch the shattered pieces
to your chest and bleed