Preoccupied

by Delilah

Lately I find you gone

Faded to a whisper of gray

Hovering in occasional dreams

A silver mist you drift away

No more my piper’s call

But a phantom in my mind

A pebble in my sea of thoughts

Unfamiliarity underlined

I did not bid you be gone

Nor banish you from my heart

Uninvited though life has come

And romance it plays no part

I long for the time to feel

To gather my elusive dreams

One moment to touch your hand

And hold on to love as it leaves

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