someone i don’t know

you look different

did you cut your hair?

it seems like forever since i saw you last.

 

there’s makeup on your face

and you’re in a pink leather skirt

but you never used to dress up.

i guess you grew up,

or something like that.

 

your laugh.

it sounds different

louder

higher

not like you

 

i guess i smile

and make jokes

and pose for your pictures

and force laughter too

 

i hug you goodbye

and our eyes meet

for a little longer.

 

you smell the same

and there is an ache of nostalgia –

a memory of the girl

with curly hair and old jeans

 

i guess

things change

and people change

 

but a voice inside is wondering

if you’re someone i don’t know

 

7 thoughts on “someone i don’t know

  1. Your poem is so relatable and heartbreaking! It’s painful when friendships drift apart.
    ”but a voice inside is wondering
    if you’re someone i don’t know…” This feeling is all too familiar! 💔

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