June 15, 2013 1:50 A.M.

Tue, 06/25/2013 - 01:29 -- CapnNar


I fled from earth's boundaries

To escape from my duties

And insecurities 

Mistakes and troubles

And you.

I left this world because I can't live on the same planet as you.

I'll tell myself I'm helping others

I'll promise that I'm doing the right thing

But I am sad

And from sadness do I flee

I am a cowboy

And you are my lovely lass

But I'm not good enough

And so I have left

Find yourself a good man

Find someone who will try to love you more than I did

They won't be able to

They sure as hell can try though

But you can't find me

Because I don't want to be found

Not until I'm far, far away

And a distant speck in your memory

Squint to think you know me

But shake your head and keep walking

When we by chance bump shoulders 

In five years time


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