I thought I saw you driving on the road today,
but it wasn’t you at all.
I could have sworn I heard your voice today,
in the crowded mall.
Was that your shadow I saw today
and did I really hear your footsteps in the hall?
So many illusions I had today,
and why do you never call?
Sadly, I can answer these questions today,
though I wish they’d never been asked at all.
I noticed it was nearing the end of summer today,
when I looked at the calendar upon the wall.
And as I gaze at the stars tonight,
I realize you’ll have been gone a year, come Fall.