THE AIR LEAVES WITH YOU
When you exit the room all the air leaves with you,
And the world is not the same.
I still hear your voice.
I continue to call your name.
Time hesitates, suspended in air,
I’m confused and lost, without you there.
The world is bleak within my sight.
There is no color just black and white.
I gasp, I choke,
Clocks have stopped in mid-stroke.
Where is love without you near?
And where is music for my ears?
Nothing is the same as it needs to be.
Come home, my love, and bring air to me.
July 21, 2017