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December 7th, 2012

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Friday, December 7th, 2012 02:10 am
Do you remember that time
When we didn't go skating?
I think I was in seventh grade,
Or maybe I was in eighth grade and you were in seventh
In different schools, and we hadn't met yet
And we didn't go skating

And do you recall
When we were in high school
And we didn't go to that movie?
You know the one, it had Michael J Fox in it,
Or maybe it was Harrison Ford,
And my friends and your friends
Were different sets of friends
And we barely knew each other.
To this day I can't forget
All the fun we didn't have.

Oh, and the dance we didn't go to,
Do you remember that too?
The limousine we didn't rent,
And the dress you weren't wearing,
And how nice I didn't look?
That was the night I didn't tell you
How I felt about you
For the very first time.

I still think back often
On all those years after we graduated
When we weren't dating.
There are so many places we used to not go together
That are filled with the memory of the absence of you.
Whenever I sit and drink a cup of coffee
All by myself
It's always you I'm not with,
In my mind.

Sometimes I reminisce about
The wedding we didn't have,
And quietly reflect on
The children we haven't raised
As I sit up late at night
Instead of going to bed
Without you.

Today, I am feeling older than I am,
And each day a little more so.
I can sense myself slipping away
Into that darkness where I can take no companion.
Through all of life's turbulence
You have not been here,
And now at the last you remain
Away from my side.
This, this only,
I regret.