Thoughts drifting to my past

Tears falling to the desk below me

Mixed feelings overcoming my senses

A shadow figure filling my mind

Taking me from the task at hand

There are no words to describe what I'm feeling

It seems as if I'm losing myself

Losing myself to my memories

I'm lost, if you will, and I can't seem to find my way out

I'm alone

No one's there to comfort me.

The silence is killing my sanity.

Yet the shadow figure is still there

Haunting my thoughts

It appears in my dreams

Its face changes dream to dream

I need someone, anyone

I need to be comforted

Those dear to me don't know it

But I need them more than ever

I'm slipping away

And all I can think of is them

My shadow figure

My significant one