It’s been over a week now,
To be exact, it’s been twelve days.
If we are being really honest,
It’s actually been twenty nine days.
But, in reality it’s been so much longer.
You hopped on that plane,
That I had hopped on before.
Neither of us knowing how different it would all end up when you came back off the other side.
We are two birds who emigrate the opposite way from each other.
Crossing paths for only a day or two,
Spending the rest of the flight remembering what used to be.
You soar one way, I soar the other
‘Real friends, they never leave you’,
If only that was true,
To have a reason would make it easier
Us humans, we are just like pieces of drift wood floating down a stream
There is no saying if we will cross paths again,
Or only have a few fleeting moments together
As your wrinkles grow,
You realise that life is too fleeting to be mad anymore
Instead, you look at the moments from behind
You mourn the friends lost, the memories missed
You put down the album and let it drift away
You have learnt to forgive
Every now in then,
You dream of your paths crossing again,
But then you look around and see what you already have.
Sometimes the thoughts pour in and you wonder,
Will they leave me too?
The thing is in life, you just never know.