My relationship wasn't with you; it was with a ghost,
The person whose life affected you most.
From others you have turned away,
Choosing to, in a dead relationship, stay.
As I could never make peace with this other,
So we were left with a cloud that would smother
All our attempts to begin anew,
Shared by the efforts of more than a few.
It is with great sadness I say good-bye
To the relationship that I now know was a lie.
I must finally let both false relationships die;
At least, I know I gave it my best try.
You have set yourself a near impossible task,
To remake yourself while in old habits you bask.
Go with love and make peace with your past;
Maybe then we can form a love that will last.