Left Behind

​Try as I might 

I cannot fight

This feeling of a broken heart 

Lost to distance,  torn apart 

Struggling through the days 

Trapped in so many ways 

Memories on fire

Striking chords on the wire

Wishing to embrace 

Longing to see your face

No longer to delight 

In your presence, your sight

Nor to experience your beloved eccentricity 

In effect, to be absent entirely 

I stare at the world out there

Strangers without a care

And miss the beauty I left behind.