The days turned into weeks

And then into months

Creeping closer to the time of love,

And suddenly you were gone.

Promises evaporated

As easily as the mist

Empty wisps of smoke,

Which no longer exist.

Reasons: distance, timing, conflict, crying

A million reasons for you to leave,

A million more for why you should’ve stayed.

And I’ll admit,

sometimes at night I still see your face

And in my dreams,

asking me if we should try this again

A strange kind of wistful longing

For what we could have had

Everything we could have been

The words that went unsaid.

But I don’t miss you anymore

At least, not that much.

You taught me to be brave,

And to not fall apart.

I think it’s time to move on now

Towards better things

But you’ll always be there with me,

A forgotten dream.