You, Friend

Forgiveness can heal any wound,
But it cannot change the past;
And now you have heard from me,
It will not change the future.

Loved once, then lost, still gone,
And there is no swaying from this–
No straying from our new paths–
We are too far down separate roads.

And though you may turn to follow,
You’ll find me long gone, friend,
Unless friend is what you name me,
Then you shall find me by your side.