Was that you?


I saw you standing there
Staring off into the distance.
Just moments before,
You politely weaved your way
Through the crowd,
Then found a safe spot on the platform
Awaiting the southbound train.

You seemed deep in thought
And perhaps a little sad,
For the glimpse of smile
I saw seconds before,
Though genuine, disappeared quickly
As if another emotion held it hostage.

You seemed well physically,
Tall and lean as I remember,
Your hair a tad bit longer,
Hands in your pockets to shield the cold
But you seemed uneasy – – troubled.

I wish we could talk like we used to.
You always told me your thoughts
No matter how painful they were to hear at times.
I respected that about you
But I no longer exist in your world.

I’m just a memory fading fast,
Perhaps even distant.
Perhaps I’ve already been forgotten – –
A ghost of sorts – –
No longer real or relevant.

It’s sad actually…
Since for me you haven’t faded yet
Your memory is very much alive
And I have no clue how to erase you.

I watched you board the train,
Unaware that I’d been so close
But yet unable to comfort you.
And then you were gone…

So was that you?
Or was it just
My vivid imagination?



Contents written: Jan 6 2016  |   Originally published: January 2016   |  Copyright © 2016 Moylom Enterprises


33 thoughts on “Was that you?”

    1. I had to look up Milan Kundera as I hadn’t heard that name before. Didn’t find any poetry but found may quotes. I’ve never had my work compared to anyone else’s before and I’m touched.

      Thanks for taking the time to read and comment. Have a great day. ☺


      1. I appreciate the quotes from him I saw so far. I see he’s also done movies. I’ll have to investigate some more. Thanks for broadening my horizons ☺


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