Our Shadows Merged

We were young,
Eager, straining,
With a love so certain.

Then came other things,
Laid claim to our attention,
Love me instead these things said,
And we did,
That job,
Family members, friends who tugged,
Children,
Of your seed fused with mine
They drew us together,
But also apart,
And our love dwindled,
It shrank,
Our faces turned away,
In other directions

My heart broke
Loneliness moved into its crevices
But still,
I wanted you to love me,
I wanted you to hold,
I wanted you,
I wanted.

I sat on the shore,
And watched for you,
Till you returned,
And our shadows merged.

We are no longer young,
Eager, straining,
But we are,
And that is certain.