i don't know you

i don't know you but i
feel close to you

recognize things in your name
which remind me
of elementary school

i don't know you but i feel you
when i look at your photograph

its as though we've had conversations
about suicide and other life-altering mishaps
in the past

i don't know you, but i

like you
and find myself caring without
even thinking

i don't know you

but i would like to

watch you tie your shoes while
taking sips of coffee

just before we set out
onto that

long path