Paces we take widen between us
Aces thrown to the easterlies
Fulcrum wobbles in the maze
Left behind, if we dare

Never questioned where we faltered
Intercept the unspoken misgivings
Silhouette fractures the horizon
From or to faraway lands

Masks me wear like bandages
Temporary truces to stall
Slights that stunted our plans
Cracks we couldn’t mend

Reality shatters through the facade
Magnified grievances of differences
Traded in for lesser treasures
Emotions nailed to a ceiling