All Along

I've been away a bit too long.

Someone pushed me back here-
Pushed me out of where I was
Here, back again to see you.

How are you?
You haven't changed like I'd thought you would.

It hurts me to be here.

I didn't realize I hadn't
Been here to see you
And
I'm sorry I left you so long ago-
But don't you understand?

I had to.

I *had* to.

So I'm back again and now I know
Why I cried and cried and cried
For no (no?) reason.

No reason at all.

But that I knew you were here.

You were here.

All along.