An Old Friend
I saw you today
I thought to smile
you looked away
almost as if you took my small gesture to keep tucked
deep in your heart and far from your minds reach, so you cannot feel
the guilt of wanting to stay.
I saw a women with you in a green sunflower dress, she looked tired
with a daughter who carries you and my smile as she clings to her mothers leg.
You climb onto the bus, again running away from your past like water. My mouth
wanted to say something but all that came out was "fu-" and I walked away
I got home I had bills to pay, mothers medical for pills for the heartache
She looked at me, probally drunk, whith her raspy voice
"dear would you bring me some water" I do as I am told
That was yesterday, today mother lay awake but resting in a peaceful way,
we all gathered round and weep, lilies were her favorite so we set her on her
final journey now the riverbay, and maybe your paths with cross, maybe not.
But hold on, hold on treassure what you've got now, and so you never
have to tuck down a smile again, because my mother wouldve wanted it,
remember that one night well speant.
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