Should I be surprised?
It’s not like I ever knew you, anyway.
A complete unknown in my head is what you are.
You’re just another dude choking on the shit you could have done.
Do you want a prize for staying away without a trace to save face?
I expected more from you.
Why? I don’t know, but I did.
The silence of my dreams darkens with frustration,
wondering who you are and what we’d do should I see you,
but your footsteps are hard to trace.
Awake, I still can’t see your face.
(© 2022 AC)