I close my eyes but still I can see

Faces long gone surrounding me

Wordless figures that scream out from the dark

But say nothing new before they depart

Friends, lovers and enemies too

Nobody is excluded from the endless queue

They come and they go with no reason or rhyme

Features not changed by the flow of time

Preserved and protected in the mind where they exist

Forever as they were when last they were missed

Not all unwelcome a happy thought often found

At the memories they bring of the times they were round

A photo album of the people I once knew

Seen by only me and shared with very few