where, oh where, can they be

They are gone.
Just disappeared.
Not a hint of leaving or going or anything.
Just vanished like an alien abduction
Or the rapture
Or falling down a deep, dark well.

Seems like there should be footprints
Or a note in a bottle
Or a message from somebody
Saying they were going away
To Brussels
Or San Diego
Or their mothers.

But no, nothing,
Just gone.

And I didn’t know I would miss them.

But I do.