I saw a boy I grew up with,
Walk right by me yesterday,
And my mouth swallowed the words,
That I wanted to say.
I wanted to ask him about his family,
And how his last soccer game went,
To hear him laugh loudly,
And lecture me in a british accent.
I wanted to ask if he missed me,
The person he use to quote Disney to,
And laugh at his silly answers,
But he is not the boy I once knew.
The boy I once knew used to,
Give me coins every time he saw me,
And I put them in a tall jar,
But that was from the boy he used to be.
When he walked by me without a look,
I tried to remember that I had changed too,
But not all the change in the world,
Could change me from being the girl he knew.
Maybe that is the difference,
Between him and me that I know:
He lets go of things without a fight,
And I cling to them when I grow.
But when he walked past me,
I let it loose and let it go,
Because he is no longer the boy,
I used to know.