Fading away slowly

My love has lost his love

He walks around with his head bowed

Even though he smiles sometimes

His cheeks don’t crinkle

His laugh no longer tinkles

His teeth don’t show

He’s being polite or putting up a show


My love has lost his love

I can’t tell why, where or how

He pats my hand when he sees I worry

He says he loves me but

It feels like a story

And even worse

He keeps saying I’m sorry


My love has lost his love

He doesn’t want to touch

He flinches when you’re too close

He sleeps on the edge

He gnashes his teeth at night

He curls and twists

But his movements used to be light


My love has lost his love

That thing that made him come alive

That way he’d talk for hours on end

Now it’s just time he spends

Nothing to look forward to

Motions and movement playing his part

Always faithful to his duty

Oh how I miss you my friend.