R B Seals

(Columbus, Ohio)


In matter of seconds
She passed from sight
And was gone;
Her beauty, expressed in
Face and form, lost to me.
And I've become one.

Already, the cruelty of her
Absence is felt and my spirit
Wavers, falters...becoming lost;
Air is stilled; sadness forms
And binds to me like metal
Coated by winter's frost.

Reality becomes altered as
Time explodes exponentially
For reasons I can't explain;
Seconds expand to hours
Minutes expand to days
And yet, I still feel the pain.

My heart screams out as
I contemplate the past,
And I've become helpless;
My body shudders as I
Assess the measure of my
Loss—and I feel hapless.

To simply breathe is not
Enough to overcome and
Stem the unbridled surge
Of emotions that burns within,
Melding precious thoughts of her
Where heart and mind converge.

Sadly, all that remains are fading
Images and memories—synaptic
Creations, unique and prized—
Filled with illusions of love,
Found only in dreams
And never realized.

Submitted: Sunday, May 25, 2014
Edited: Tuesday, June 03, 2014

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