i thought of you today
wondered where you were, what you were doing.
i suppose when we’re busy
it’s easy to forget the people we once were
who we once loved
before life intervened.
there was a time when i wished you’d disappear
because the sight of you hurt more
than your absence.
and maybe that’s selfish
but they were right when they said
‘out of sight, out of mind’.
and i know there must have been a reason
that fate sliced her knife between us
cutting us off from one another
but every now and then
the thoughts come tumbling back.
maybe you were right
and i was too smart to settle down
and that i saw the flaws in things before they appeared.
maybe i was right
or maybe it was a self-fulfilled prophecy
but regardless, the flaws began to show.
and they say love knows no bounds
that it stands the test of time
but time was never really our enemy
it was simply a measurement of the days
which turned to weeks, which turned to years
before disaster struck.
and disaster was sure to strike us down
it was inevitable.
and maybe you were right when you said i was cruel
but i never set out to hurt anyone
i just knew the direction we were heading
before the road signs appeared.