world so full of people,

smiles, love stories.

yet here, edge of joy,

bittersweet memories linger on lips.

no place in the lives of these strangers.

words hang in the air,

a hollow death.

gaze steadfast,

unable to see beyond despiar

as it wages war on envy.

life slips past.

time sinks in its teeth.

no remorse.

push away pain,

regret at things left undone.

left standing.

look in, never out.

fist of loneliness an ache in the body.

dreams of faceless companions

cannot save lost souls,

they are but broken shards

beneath dirtied sneakers.

just fade. no remorse.