There was that day, that night, not so long ago,
When you held my hand just a little longer than usual,
And looked into my eyes.
I wonder what went through your mind that night.
You didn’t give me a chance to say goodbye.
Did you know I would never see your face again?
Did you know I would cry out for you to return?
Did you know I would never understand what made you leave?
You looked so happy.
Ten years have passed.
That night doesn’t seem so long ago.
I can almost hear you laughing,
Your voice so clear.
You looked so very happy.
You didn’t even say goodbye.
The sky is blacker than the darkest hour.
Nothing is moving outside.
I sit in this deep silence and think of you.
Your face is etched deep into the shadows of my mind.
Every memory of your voice sings softly to me as I sit still,
Should I survive this night?
Should I go to sleep and wake up to a better morning,
even though you are not here beside me anymore?
It rained all day.
The roads are wet.
The cats sit huddled in the corner,