We lose people

as we march through life

Some break abruptly

or fade away

We marvel at our growth

and how we’ve changed

It was only right

to leave some people behind

or they left us behind

chasing something

that made them better

or bigger

I wonder how we’ll feel

at the end of our life

when we survey those

we memorialized

into statues

They remain stationary

in our minds

unchanging symbols

of our past life

who we used to be

and didn’t like

Some left us behind

in this race

for a better life

They got so far ahead

near the finish line

until no one was behind

People stopped chasing them

and it’s too late for the winner

to go back

and be friends

Alone in their victory

and pride

There is no finish line.

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