in that same coffee shop
that witnessed what could have been,
what should have been;
came the day they sat across each other
feeling the strong nostalgia,
killing the dreams they both made
when they finally decided to go separate ways.
she was looking through his eyes
trying to remember what it looked like
when it was still wearing the spark they both shared.
he held her gaze
trying so hard to swallow the fact
that he lost the only one that truly matters.
and they both wander in each other’s mind
asking the same questions they have last time they were there,
‘what happened to us?’
five years later, they met up
and she finally spoke her mind
“we’ve grown apart.”
it also took him 1826 days to finally say the words
“yes, because I screwed up.”
he saw remorse in his eyes
she wanted to ease him
except that she won’t
she won’t come running back to him anymore
because five years later, she learned how to love herself
more than she loves him;
because 1,826 days after
she realized she was doing a lot better without him.
five years later, 1,826 days after…
He realized he lost the love of his life.