I still sleep with the light on

Down low and dim

The way you liked it

Hoping it might guide you home

If you happen to look back this way

I make the bed

As if it matters

Like it will somehow bring you joy

To know that I’ve saved your place

Right here beside me

And my morning starts in silence

That deafens and disorients

I whisper to no one and nothing

To assure myself

That we’ve done what we’ve done