Crickets chirp in the dusky twilight.
Night will soon be upon us again,
You and I will be under the same moon.
Softly I smile, happy for you and your life,
Shared with me in the occasional photo.
I forced myself to stay away when you were near;
Not wanting to interfere, as if I even could!
But I missed you, your touch, your friendship.
So we built our lives on separate paths,
Making them as solid as we could, knowing,
At any moment the right match could ignite,
So we kept buckets handy to squelch the flame.
Mine tied to commitment and duty,
Yours to the same but even more.
However, I hope you know my heart by now.
When commitments and duties are done,
May we find the path to our true love.