Do you ever go somewhere and see
That it has changed utterly?
Irrevocably
It’s a different space


Sometimes I notice the same thing
But, with people
Someone who used to be your other half
And a few years pass and suddenly you don’t know them


You can be with them
Spend hours with them
And nothing is quite the same
You sit in silence


Even though you used to share everything with them
All that’s left of your relationship
Are a few words
Etched in a headstone


And silence.