You stepped away

Letting it all go to waste

I remind myself it’s for the best

But I still replay that day


Where would we be now

If we had stood our ground

Locking arms for what may come

Changing an if into a how


Obstacles we could climb

To the stars we could soar

Because into each other’s eyes we’d dive

Making me yours and you mine


But that’s now how you moved

Instead you receded with the tide

As the moon’s glow softened

And my heart yours no longer soothed


Because you feared a flood

You stayed on the edge, not risking

Letting go to reach new depths

You moved back and missed the blooming bud