Not This Way

It wasn’t meant to be this way

Remember when we first met?
We talked about how it would be
Just you and me – growing old together
a little doddery perhaps, but still there
In the important ways

Now that’s gone – forever
I miss our special moments
I miss you as you were

No one’s to blame
Is it karma? No, shit just happens

But why us?

The days are now long and lonely
And when some are worse than others
I hide my pain and anguish with levity

I live for the moments when your fog lifts
and you emerge like a chrysalis from its dream
and we return to a place where nothing’s changed