When we think of “forever”,
What comes to mind?
A chance of remaining together,
To which you are inclined?
Well, can I not be of greed
To wish for this perfect fate?
Instead, what follows a last goodbye
Is regret that never dissipates.
Tell me, how can I still be
When my mind has already been shattered?
Drifting through all my memories of you
When everything had mattered?
Yet here I stand, before my “forever”
That I would always remember.
Of unsaid words, heat streams down my cheeks,
From the dying fire within me,
Leaving behind only fading embers.
For what I am not brave enough to say
Is your name, set forever in a stone display.