Nagozu Aldean

Written by: Aleck Paulino

hearts that drifted apart
now strangers with memories
past is past, gone and done
see how lives can be temporary

whispered promises long forgotten
embraces that turned cold
the timelessness suddenly ended
abandoned, nothing more to hold

barely able to remember
how it was, or how it could’ve been
this past of a future life
so it was thought, so it seemed.

***Nagozu Aldean is Basque for "I Stay Near You". It was from a book I read when I was 12 years of age. Never forgot the term.