Stranger

The other day

A man looked my way

And he

Reminded me of you.

I know that

Sounds silly considering

We never were

A thing.

But I can’t help

But clinging to this

Feeling that

You gave me

When I first

Laid eyes on you.

You were wearing

Ripped clothes

But I still

Saw your

Tattered soul

And I thought

I can help

Him.

But since then

I’ve realized

I’m the one who

Needs fixing.

Because even

Though it’s been

A year,

When I saw

That man

I had to

Hold back

Tears,

Because in

That instant

I realized you

Were never mine.

-D.Z.