Why did you come to me eager and ready
to know me– if you meant to leave?
Why did you take me to such joyful places
That leaving them, my heart would grieve?
Rejection engulfed me when you put on your veil.
Forsaken, I felt, as your heart turned away.
Disappointment ran deep as I thought of our losses.
Loneliness haunted my heart every day.
Pain overwhelmed me as cruel thoughts crushed me.
Somehow I failed as a person and friend.
I offered my best but fell short in some detail.
Unacceptable rings in my heart without end.
No way to explain to myself or to others
What went wrong because you will not tell.
No way to process what happened between us–
Our friendship just stumbled and fell.
Cherel S. Justice