~When~

When all I know has gone,
when all I see has disappeared,
when all I love has abandoned me,
when all I ever needed
has left me for another
who will save my soul?

Why does the shallow mock me so?
Why does a heart wrench lose me so?
Why does all my life scare me so?
Why does everything know me so
when I no longer know myself?
Why has my soul been torn so?

The night shadow laughs;
knows me too well
to be fooled by a simple
lie of explanation.
The day's light cries
having lost my soul to night.

When shadow comes to call me...