Yesterday was everything it promised to be-
I saw you again accidentally.
You called out to me with that voice I once knew
And it brought back memories hidden from view,
From the farthest spaces of my mind-
All the thoughts I’d left behind.
I thought you’d always be there to catch me when I fall,
You’d always be there to answer my call
But when I wept for you that night in the dark
And I realized all of it was falling apart,
You closed yourself up like you always do
And I knew for sure I’d lost you.
You never touched me, I don’t know if you wanted to
But as to what it is you wanted, I hadn’t a clue.
You gave me so many subtle signs
But the truth is you failed to define
What you wanted me to be for you.
You weren’t perfect but I can’t blame you
I was too late; we both know it’s true.
You screamed out when I hurt you, but I turned a deaf ear
Now all that is past, it’s been about a year.
I still think of you suddenly in the middle of a crowd
And back to haunt me come all my doubts.
But I steady myself; I’m not as weak as they say
We’ll always have our memories; no one can take them away.
If we meet again, say, ten years from now
(I don’t know where that might happen or how)
I promise you this; once again we’ll find ourselves-
The way we used to be-on memory aisle’s dusty shelves.
We’ll make those moments special and they’ll get me through
The rest of my life without regretting my encounters with you.
P.S. You punctuate me!