pondering
the sun and all its light
incandescent, it just
goes out like an old bulb,
so cold, cruel
lost in years of apocalypse, darkness
i grasp your hand, an open palm
and sob, rain salty like waves,
you're some kind of corpse, so quiet,
frozen in place, frost in our eyelashes,
only light is that of this match, scent of sulfur,
the world's all over, the dawn has come and gone,
our heartbeats stall and you tell me
you love me and
finally speak, but you're dying,
you're gone, i'm lost,
we faded away
before i could tell you
the truth.