familiar faces

familiar places

voices swim

inside my head

singing songs

long forgotten

by me.

images cloud my vision

ignored memories

with a start

i realize

it wasn't

all that long ago

though it seems

like forever has passed

since then.

it's hard

to imagine

things were

ever like that.

why do i suddenly

feel so cold inside?

your guess is as good as mine

i push through the crowd

i can't stay here any longer

i have to leave

too many memories...