Darkness

Poem By Jane Sparkes

Darkness diffuses everyday distractions from all haunting reminders that besiege my craving mind.
Where time, light and colour blur when self-immersed in subtle survival ceases, still haunted at every corner am I.
Vision cheats my reality.
I look into eyes unknowing and cold, see a walk so familiar but away, or a smile so wry but with a misintended message.
Engulfed by a presence unreal, I can't breathe in the vacuum you left.
I await and crave and dream of silence when the self pity stops screaming and the loss becomes final

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