Second Chance

I’m trying. Believe me, I am.
But it’s hard for me to try again
When I’ve loved and lost and forgotten.
Watching you love apart from me
Was pain as much as clarity;
Endured, inured, deceived my heart
Until you were a memory.

Now here we are where we began—
Divergent roads converged in Rome.
You’re asking me to overturn
A love that died and made to burn.
What lies beyond I cannot say,
But this one thing I know for sure:
What love will be won’t be the same.