You are gone from my life. I haven't seen you in years. Your name doesn't come up in Conversations. My friends don't know You even exist. You have moved on. I am gone from your mind. Why can't you escape mine? Today's world lets us keep Connections That should be broken. I can search your name on the internet. I can look at your Facebook page. I can read your tweets, Look at your posts. Time never has a chance to heal this Wound! You've sent all this information about you Into the clouds. It rains down on anyone who Chooses to see. Why do I look? Why do I feel good for your Triumphs? Why do I feel sad for your Disappointments? Why do I feel anything at all? Why can't you escape my mind? There you linger In a dark place. You never say a thing No hope, but then no despair. You are simply there. I've yelled at you I've tried to coax you I've tried to ignore you Why can't you escape my mind? What drives me to hang on? Like those oak leaves still attached To the tree through hard December winds and driving snow. Why does the tree not let them go? Clearly they are dead, dried and brown. It's not until the new buds appear That the leaf is finally let go. New relationships have come and gone Each new pushes out the old The seasons turn, life goes on. In respect to you My life has been a long hard December. No matter how hard the wind drives me Or the snow beats against my face Or the cold numbs my senses You are still there. I guess its ok if you stay.