(Confidence, betrayed –
is confidence lost! You may
still talk to each other “like
the civilized people you are”.
It’s the world of phrases:
“how are you”,
I had a friend. I’ve lost him. He lost
me. I found some lines I had wrote
and it looks as if he hurt me so hard.
Now I can’t remember what he said
that was so terrible. But he’s gone.
I miss him.
(the poem is retouched April 2017)