Love's Prisoner
by Fujita Toji

I always try to forget you,
But to me you're always there,
Even when I close my eyes.

We never had anything special,
Save for the fact that we were friends,
But I always wanted more,
Though I knew it wouldn't happen.

As much as I tried to fight it in my mind,
I knew you'd eventually go back to him,
But I didn't try to stop you.

I saw that what you had was good,
So I stood back and let it be,
But as a result I have become ensnared--
Locked in my heart as love's prisoner.