The seconds tick by more rapidly now;
Gone are the days when they creeped slowly by.
Gone are the days when I marveled at how
big the world was under an endless sky.
I have loved and I have lost many friends.
I have seen how quickly life can slip away
When you only look forward around the bend.
I do not want to waste another day.
I cherish the seconds that stretch on for hours
As we laugh about nothing in my place
As we walk below the city’s towers
As I bask in the beauty of your face.
I hope that when this all comes to an end
I’m left with fond memories and you as a friend.