Hope, we knew each other once, you can’t deny
Well, it was you who started it!
How you crept up on me, full or surprise, made me laugh, gave me strength
Early morning, Regent’s Park, remember?
Melted… I was melted.
I don’t know how you did it, how you found me, my familiar friend
Though absence is more familiar now, almost strangers
Have you changed or have I?
I mean, I’m getting on with it all, as you’d want
I have friends; wear a brave face and my big-boy pants
Nothing to complain about, absolutely not, but the space in my heart
And I’m leaving a light on the stairs
To welcome you home and wondering
Do you miss me?
I’m sorry to ask, it’s awkward
But I miss you.
There, I said it and glad I did
Though I don’t miss the voices that fill the gap like weeds
‘Onwards and upwards, eh?’ they bark, in brisk motivation
But without you, it’s mere noise, like the grinding of un-oiled gears
You were beautiful, not brisk
And I’m leaving a light on the stairs, sweet one
For I’m lonely without you, come home