I’m over you

i never thought that it could happen

once and for all i’m over you

no more will my memories haunt me –

i won’t let them.


now i can speak your name and no

tears fall from my eyes

and if i chance to see you – i can pass you

off as just someone i once knew.


     we met, we loved, and now we’ve parted.

i’m not sad-

perhaps if we had met at a later time

things would have been different –

but we met too soon

we weren’t ready for love and now i know

that i wasn’t really ready either or –

else i was too ready.


written by me 9/3/1967