Glen Hope, PA USA
Sir Andrew...yes, I meant to portray a sense of loneliness with this piece (although not my state of mind). The person leaving did say those three words, the person staying, could not...thus the person leaving, felt rejected and left. Had the person stayiing said those three words when the person leaving got up to go, he may have never left. About as clear as mud now, LOL, I even got myself confused on that explanation. Oh, I do so hate it when I have to explain a poem, to me it means my words were not effective. This poem is about regrets, about not saying things when one should, about loss and how sometimes so simply we could have prevented it. Wow, that was a mouthful.
By the way, this is an acrostic if you didn't notice