I can say I failed
I can say it worked out
just as it was supposed to
her and I can move forward
knowing our paths weren’t meant to cross
the past is all we had in common
and well, the past must be laid to rest.
Sleep well my friend
I wish I hadn’t been so mean
I wish you only the best,
even though I’m sure that’s hard to believe.
I took all my why’s and what for’s one day
and threw em like confetti out the window
fluttering and cutting through the air
they just fell to the ground as the wind
picked up and the cars and people
mulled through the day dragging with them
my black confetti underfoot and tire
picking at em like stuck gum
confused in chaos
I watched just for a little as they disappeared
and the crowds dispersed with the morning
afternoon and night till all was quiet again
all but me shaking my unchained head
and doing a little jig with the birds.
While everyone was looking around
for celebrities and stars
I was looking at em all
with fire burning in my eyes
what it was they couldn’t see
that I saw so vividly in all of them.