Things left undone,

Words left unspoken.

Before you came

I was merely breathing,

Waiting for reality

To come crashing in.

I'm not sure I can be alone,

Don't even want to try.

But, how can I keep you here

When you look beyond me

With eyes shadowed and tired?

Go on, my love, go on

Back to the life you loved,

Familiar faces and open arms.

Won't cry as you turn,

Or sigh when others can hear.

I held you once,

What more can I ask for?