Everyone opened their jars
And you emptied into the air
The wind carried you over the lake and into the atmosphere
And then you were gone
I cried as if you hadn’t left the moment the line went flat
But I’ll let you in on a secret
I kept you
Put you in my pocket
Booked a flight
Flew 12 hours
And landed on your favorite beach.
I took my clothes off
And carried you into the ocean.
I didn’t allow the wind to have it’s way with you,
I opened you under water.
And let the sea that touched your toes so many times before
Touch you once again.
We swam together
One last time
Like when I was younger.
I brought you home.
And I cried so hard I almost drown.