Where hollow eyes and words collide
when shadows hinge on subtlety
and leave me breathless from the ride.
I dare not grace the gravel pavement
where my feet before had danced.
I will not jade the melody
that tightly held my heart entranced.
Why now do oceans drive us further
when we were just mere tears away?
Where open wounds were left in scorn
and there was nothing left to say.
Don't watch for me at dead end alleys
far beyond forgotten haunts.
You knew me then but now, no more
forget all youth and frivolous jaunts.
I am not now who once you knew
so free I thought my mind to be
the child had walked away with you
revealing what was left of me.
Why do you search with vacant interest?
I left this place for distant shore
our touch was blessed for season fleeting
but now I ask you, search no more.