Bridge

You built a bridge
So you could run away from me
And before I knew what was happening
You were on the other side, staring at me
Wondering if I was going to follow
Before, in a heartbeat, I would
Run after you, chase you
And ask you why
Not this time
This time I walked, slowly
Deliberately
When I was half-across
You turned and walked away
And as my eyes followed you
I noticed something out of place
The bridge was shortening
A fire was eating it away
And as I saw that fire grow
I knew this was a test
Would I follow, and risk being burned
Or turn and walk away?