It's been so long. Stop!
Don't move!
Why must boundaries separate?

I'm so void.
When emotions usually flow,
Like a river in the spring,
Will you leave again?

All I can do is brood.
The walls are closing in.
I can hardly breathe.
You cannot save my soul.

I must find myself again.
The search must continue.
Like a wandering peddler,
I can only save myself.

The light shines once more.
Its beauty is comfort in the bitter night,
Like tea,
It refreshes us for the struggle to come.