don't misunderstand me
waiting doesn't mean my life is on hold
that I am alone, in a dark room
pining away for an unrequited love
that I am unfulfilled and unhappy

what kind of welcome would that be
if I were to see you again?

no, it is with open arms
an open heart
an open smile
my whole self
my whole being
full of openness 
and joy
with which I would greet you

in that moment
having just lost all memory
of what it was like 
to be without you

so happy to see you
so happy to talk to you
so happy to be with you