No matter how hard I try
I’ll never replace you
How we escaped together in spring
An afternoon with you
Smoke circles
And rumors
You followed me into summer
Looking at the view
You talked
I listened
Learned more than I could at any school
We broke tradition
And you introduced me
To myself
Your face in the cloudy haze
I’ll never forget it
Like a ghost
Like your chains
Things will never be the same
Without you
We were unstoppable
Our only barrier
Was life