I was the empty space between your words

You misunderstood me.
i was the rain in a fur coat

not autumn in sneakers

you dictated memories for me to restructure my brain 

but you never saw 

that unused quarter of soul

where i piled them.

i bled in prayers 

yet you revised my wounds 

on opinionated blackboards

leaving tiny voids for reactions

all this for the sake of

one photograph in your wallet

a decade ago

you are just stale flesh with ordinary bones

and i mistook you for human
I misunderstood you.