​I reside in those lost places that you’ve forgotten the path to. 

I’m that dying flame which you couldn’t save.

I’m the one who’s always been with you, yet you never cared enough to sense my presence.

I’ve seen every step you took, 

from those trembling crawls to the hasty scoots.

Be it the first time you cried over a balloon you couldn’t get,

Or the 7th grade crush who you could never forget.

Over the years we grew, 

together in our own worlds but you never knew.

Why don’t you still see?

Break the bounds and rescue me,

For ’tis true that I’m a dying flame.

Residing in a lost place that you couldn’t name.

But you’re not the one that I blame, 

My anonymity is my greatest shame.


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