A form of change

Saddening changes...


Words become harder,

Distances grow wider,

Commonalities become a thing of the past.


Moments pass gravely,

Silence becomes safety,

And that gap grows vast very fast.


Thought before speech,

Hesitance to reach

And touch the warm skin turned cold.


Familiarity dies,

Looking forward to goodbyes

As hollow shadows of resentment are cast.


The change has begun,

I no longer belong

In this home burnt down by cold fire.


The union transformed,

The home deformed;

Of all changes, this is not one to desire…