Light up

Light up, light up
As if you have a choice
Even if you cannot hear my voice
I’ll be right beside you dear

Snow Patrol – Light up

This beautiful song by Snow Patrol makes me sad today. It’s been over fifteen years since I last heard your voice, and indeed, you are still right here with me. When I wake up from a nightmare, your face is too close to mine. I wonder whether you hear me when I’m on the radio. I’m scared to run into you when I visit my home town. I see your face in every crowd. The clothes on my skin feel just like your grown-up hands. And when I go to bed you lie down right beside me, as you used to do.

As if I had a choice…

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