These eyes could never see me
As clearly as you did, but they’re
The color of the sky I stared up
At when I wondered what failed.
Strangers always come and go,
Names unknown and unasked,
But they at least stay for a little.
I’ll just pretend I hear your voice
Every time they whisper me lies,
Pretend I’m with you as I accept
Kisses from lips that could never
Speak as beautifully as you did.
But at least they still speak at all.