Because I have lived a life of hours
Slept too many nights
Without your warmth beside me,
The emptiness of not-you
fills with a creeping madness.
Between us tonight
a vast universe of space and time
stretches into unbearable silence.
The night is an oppressive blanket
stifling all sound.
My heart howls like a shaggy wolf
for your moon,
but the sky remains starless and black.
I hear doors slam in empty hallways
and laughter echoing on blind walls.
This is a solitude
beyond my understanding.
I did not expect to be here,
and don’t remember how I came.
I have lost the key that opens the door