How have you been
You’re more salt than pepper
Yes, my age lines run deeper
Funny how we’d talk for hours
Now, words are few and far in between
Two galaxies that spun out of their trajectories
There’s just no getting closer.
Old friend, what have your eyes seen
So many years have passed beneath our feet
Spouses, children, houses and obligations
We’re not the free birds we used to be.
We stand here quietly grasping
Like time travellers thrown down a rabbit hole
You remind me of the person I used to be
It’s not the most comforting feeling
Have I evolved or lost the real me?
We dawdle, smiling awkwardly
Exchange polite niceties
And try to get the hell out of there
Back to our paths that never meet.