Every waking moment I am flooded
I hear the words unspoken.
Why did I never answer you?
Why did I keep my distance?
I cannot unhear the plea in your voice,
The loneliness and despair.
Who was I really protecting!
I greedily seek out happy memories
To ease my conscience;
To remember your laugh;
To feel your presence.
You are gone and I cannot undo the past.
Every waking moment I am consumed.