She said, “I am bleeding”
but on her I could not find the wound.
She said, “why are you screaming?”
I said, “because you still cannot hear me”.
She said, “I’m leaving”
I said, “you left me long ago”.
She said, “I was here”
in action, but not in thought.
I watched her as the shadow moved
to lay on the ground before her.
Until now it had always been behind her
as she walked towards me.
With determined steps
her image began to fade.
And her memory was now
the thing that enveloped me.
I said, “goodbye” in a whisper
that fell upon deaf ears.
I listened, but even the echo
no longer spoke to me.
I said, “come back” but it faded
into the darkness.
nothing ever again.