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You didn’t just drift into the mist.
To talk, just drive for a few miles.
Drop us off somewhere
But neither has anything to say.
We’re not clouds
Morosely trudging across the sky.
We were friends.
But I don’t have anything to say.
Things changed.
We changed.
I thought about you.
How you never, ever called
How your house line was out of service.
You never said goodbye.
I cried.
You sat on an airplane moving back east.
You come back.
Come to our play. Come in our room.
Hardened, I want to say.
“You don’t belong here, anymore.”
But I don’t since I’m choking back
three years of emotion.
On opening night
when you
don’t even remember my name.
No, you didn’t drift into the mist
And although I
still miss you
sometimes I wish you had.



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lola said...
Apr. 11, 2011 at 10:21 am
wow that's harsh she's really not an good friend...
 
EmilyEliza said...
Apr. 9, 2011 at 12:24 pm
Thanks so much! 
 
kizzy said...
Apr. 8, 2011 at 8:53 pm
wow that was amazing
 
Marlyre This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Apr. 7, 2011 at 9:10 pm
time can serve to be a friend or enemy... good stuff... read some of mine?
 
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