Veering in and out of your life
I remember the pain
Of the innocent years you took
The Memories you stained.
Steering around you.
Far from your life-
Your face a still picture torn
I held in my hand.
Your half thrown away….
I wear the pain in my wrinkles and frowns.
I hide you around corners and bends of my mind-
The love for you I had- I gave away.
The sympathy I saved for he who deserves.
And if I pass you on a Boston street,
My heart in my gut,
I will turn away-
As if I never knew your name.