Is it a victory?
Is it a defeat?
Have I lost a love
Or kept a friend?
Have we gotten closer
Or drifted apart?

I thought somehow that maybe
We could be more than just friends
But in victorious defeat
What shall be in the end?

Am I alone?
I am confused
Friends or more?
Loves or less?
Is it a defeat?
Is it a victory?

In another patented delusion
I had hoped for a different end
But it’s the typical way it goes
We’ve ended up ‘just friends’

Is that a victory?
Another broken heart
Is that a victory?
Just another false start