Jan 24

Four

Four friends
on the first day.
One promise
to always stay.
One climbed up the ranks
and started leading
even though they weren't lost.
One picked up a pencil
and fell head over heels
in love.
One looked at a keyboard
and her fingers never stopped moving.
The last of the four
left alone
one promise broken
three friends lost
alone.
She put on a mask
and walked onto the stage.
Slowly
she faded away
until all that was left
was practiced lines
and stage makeup,
a shelf of personalities.
The four friends met up
once more
trying to fix what had broken.
But that fourth friend,
she was lost to the world
and suddenly there were only three.