I thought i never knew him
we weren’t close in that lets go fishing, football way
many years i struggled to be different from him
then found that unless i embraced my similarities
there was no difference to be had
and he’s gone now.
then one day it happened
somebody i thought i knew, loved, trusted
took all of that away
for him, she’d left two kids and empty home
a pile of debts, that she’d used to start
away, a new life.
we will never talk of this
never would, could
and that holding in is the better for it
not everything is there for the share
though i’m telling you life is but,
a slight return.