I changed.
I am no longer
Who I used to be
And neither are you
Yet we still hold on to
Our familiar memories
Of each other
Because we can recognize us
In that way only.
If I accept you
For who you are now
You will become a stranger to me
And we will grow apart
Thus making worthless
All our efforts at
Being befriended
In this lonely world.
So we pretend
But both know
We are on our own again.
And in our loneliness
We desperately try
To change the pretend to reality
That we are
Closer than humanely possible
But we know it is a lie.
Everything that is real and true
Will change.
I changed.
I am no longer
Who I used to be
And neither are you.