I Know Her

When I saw her I paused

Because I knew her

I didn’t know her from the past

The future is where we crossed paths

The way the light attached to the girl

Gave it away

I looked at her in disbelief

She, oblivious to it all, just smiled

With my mind in the future where she lies in pain

Nothing I could say would change the game

First the guy

Then the pain

Next the drugs

Finally the shame

We once were close, a friendship that flowed

But she chose a path where I could not go

As she breathes her last breathe

In a future scorned

I’m brought to the past

To watch her and mourn