[ not gone yet ]
by the Cheshire Cat

How could we have drifted
So far like strangers, apart.
How could we have put on masks and facades
Pale pretenses with dark secrets not brought to light.
How could I have lost you
In the midst of the silence that deafened the crowd.
How could I possibly forget you
The you who helped me found me
That hidden girl inside.

We walk away from each other
As if our paths had not once converged
As if the memories
The joy, laughter and jubilation
Each emotion once shared
Now a separated feeling
Alone
Separated.

Your tears are mine
Your hurt I feel
Your sorrow I shared
Your pain I try to heal.

You are
Always will and have been
My one friend
My true friend.

I'm not saying goodbye.