Hey…

Hey.

That sounds so empty after all that we have been through. We have been reduced to a mere word uttered with such trepidation and grief.  A word that was once so familiar has become so tarnished by panic. In a word, love has been replaced with hey.

Hey.

It is what you say when you do not know what else to say. I have so much to say to you, but I don’t know how to say all of the words. The words are floating around, jumbled, in my mind. Those same words get stuck in my throat and all I can come out with is hey.

Hey.

There was once a time we would show up at the same places just to say hello. We would alter our own plans to spend more time together. Now my biggest fear is seeing you at one of our old favorite places. Now I alter my plans to avoid yours. To avoid telling you hey. 

Hey.

If I see you in the grocery store or if I pass you at the traffic light, just know that there is still so much behind my simple greeting of hey.

Hey.

I would give just about anything to hear you say hey.

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