deprived of the oxygen
needed to thrive.
You thought I wanted something,
the thing you weren’t prepared to give.
And I only wanted something
you couldn’t find the time to give.
winding consecutively absent of each other
but somehow still intertwined.
lives that have moved on
in opposite directions.
Memories hold tight
and I pause to reflect
the path that I enjoyed discovering,
the many twists that taught me about life,
the cliffs that gave me fear,
and the arms that made me feel safe.
those glimpses of life we hold on to,
those moments we grasp so tightly
because we know how important they were
and how meaningful they will always be.