You seemed brighter that day.
Liked you'd slept more than four hours and hadn't been drunk the night before.
And this rare sight filled me with a little of the good stuff.
I've stepped back, and I now see you can do it alone.
As can I.
I realise now this a movement to be celebrated.
We can both manage without the familiar. We can both flourish.
We're separate entities and often - in equal measures - I think we forgot this and became so consumed by our own little bubble that we stopped living.
It's taken a few thousand miles, too many cigarettes and the occasional "let me know when you're home" message to let go.
But the hour's arrived at the right time, for once.
I think, after all this, it's now easier to come together when we wish.
And when we do wish it, I hope you chose the bar, as always.