Losing a Good Friend

I found I knew you, and then you were gone;
they seem too brief, the paths that we wandered,
and though in my memory you live on
it feels like so many days were squandered.

The things that I should have said, I never
spoke; so much has been left here unresolved.
Had I guessed by such a fragile tether
we were bound – if I had been less involved

in the rest of life, teeming around us,
perhaps I would have noticed the faint signs
that we two had so little precious time.

But now, it is too late to make a fuss;
I carry on with just parts left behind,
and the brief glimpse of love that you made mine.

08 MAR 2003

for LJ user cathla143

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