Hello to my once upon a time best friend
Who is now just a number in my contact list
Do you feel the intensity when I stare at your name?
Do you miss me or do you pacify yourself
Remembering the fond memories we had?
Do you look at my name,
Now a statistic on your phone
And wish those simpler days would return
Where we used to need each other?
Was it just need or did we have a connection?
Was it just me or did you feel it too –
The warmth, the comfort, the love
Of conversations and wisdom shared?
Years have gone since those inseparable days
You have moved on and so have I
Now we meet each other in social gatherings
Pretending we are still best friends
We meet, we greet, we talk
But do you feel the chasm as I do?
And then in moments of weakness you say –
“You’re still the only friend I have”
But do you know how to be a friend?
How can you when you never learnt?
Who am I to blame you though
When I made a new cult and forgot
The “somebody” that I used to know?