subject line: I thought I saw you on Lincoln Avenue.

 

oklahoma city

I thought I saw you on Lincoln Avenue. Everything stopped and my breath hung in my lungs. For 2 seconds the world stopped and began again, because for 2 seconds you were alive again. I know you’re gone. I remember the way the flag draped over your coffin, the 21 gun salute. But he looked just like you. He looked
just
like
you.
And for 2 seconds, at the thought of you being in this world again, I noticed my breath. I miss you so much it changes the way I breathe—without you, breathing feels more like work & less like living.