Never Have I Ever

On reading your letter --

On reading your letter the most horrible feeling
Came to me. Panic and horror, loss and pain.
After reading your letter, I knew I’d never

Understood any of the things I claimed to know.
Never you, and never me.
Never have I ever –

Never will I ever –


How could this happen?
How could you do this? Never

mind, I don’t want to know the details.

Too little, too late, as the old trite saying goes.
But never had I ever imagined you –


Never had I ever seen you, truly and fully.
Never could I ever have saved you.
Never would I ever have the chance again.

Too little, too late.

The End

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