Sometimes it comes slowly
Like beauty eroding over time
Sometimes it comes quickly
Like a tidal wave crashing down
That somber realization
That you didn’t mean to someone
What ever it was that you thought
Maybe you meant something once
~ and maybe you never did
Maybe the signs were there
~ you just couldn’t bear to see
But once you realize
That you just don’t mean the same
~ there is no going back
To that place you wanted to be