Treasure Island

Kevin East

(22 April 1954 / Amersham bucks)

Close Friends


Means
Not staying the night,
Romance ends
When she turns out her light.
And I make for the train.
Close friends
Means
Never the same again.

Close friends
Means
Hugs and pecks
And smiles from afar.
No more sex
Just a drink in the bar.

Close friends
Means
Birthday cards late.
While memories still wait
At the gate.
No holding hands.
Not making plans.
No movies sat in the back row.
Not waking at dawn
In the afterglow.
Me caring, she not.
Close friends
Is all I've got.

Close friends
Means
Not looking up
At stars in the park.
Or dancing close
To Sinatra in the dark.
She has no fire
But I caught a spark
That won't go out.
Talking trivia
When I want to shout
'I love you darling'.
Close friends
The song of a broken winged starling.
What was precious
Now is not.
Close friends
Now means
I cry a lot
-To nobody.

Submitted: Thursday, March 21, 2013
Edited: Friday, March 22, 2013

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  • Thomas A Robinson (3/23/2013 6:02:00 PM)

    Close friends soon become distant acquaintances and an afterthought memory someday down the road...
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