we'd seen each other all day, but didn't speak once
this is how it's been for a whole month

we'd gone from spending everyday together
to avoiding every passing second together

but tonight, while I was passing you at your coffee shop
in my silly juice shop uniform

we shared a smile
a smile that turned into small conversation
it lasted maybe two minutes,
but those two minutes
are what are keeping me here right now

I had always thought I missed you,
but now I know I miss you
and those two minutes of conversation
was the spark that lit that small fire of hope
I now have.