a moment's joy, shared visions
then a sudden
and the dull thump of your body collapsing

frantic pounding of nine-one-one
shrill sirens pierce the air
their undulating cries
carve slices from my heart

frenzied medics
work their magic to no avail
the look of surprise is still on your face
as they wheel your shell away

lives shattered in an instant

vacuum engulfs me


shock, pain and anger
weave a tapestry of agony and loss
through my soul


the circle turned
so abruptly

no time to plan, to share
to say I love you
one more time

I wake
shrouded in cold, sweaty sheets
calling your name

can you hear me?

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