When You Look Away

You’re not the same she said
you don’t need me like you did
back before, you know
before you left for the war
you’re different now
you’ve changed
but he didn’t think so

Of course he was wrong
he had changed
she had changed
everything changes when you look away
even for a moment
there is no balance
no stasis
only tipping points
where things teeter
before changing direction
and moving on

The tires are fine
the pipeline won’t leak
the reactor is safe
I’ll always love you

Things change when
you look away

Marv Himmel
October 8, 2016 ©

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