All is quiet.
All is black.
Whispers coming from all around.
A mass of color.
But most of all
The image slowly comes into clear view.
Suddenly the movie begins to play.
The memories spark an old friend.
The feelings of a heart imploding,
A connection being severed
The words piercing skin like speeding bullets
The movie reel cuts short.
All goes black again. Body stinging from the first one.
This time red eyes appear first. Boring into you like a hawk does his prey.
Fear overwhelming every other sense.
Then comes the face. Breath catching, no air, no scream.
The mouth of Hell opens and a high, blood curdling screech
Pierces the silence.
Staring into the mouth, all goes black again.
The dreaded silence continues on.
A blossom of warmth spreads like the first light of dawn.
A familiar face materializes in the blackness.
Deep longing forms; an urge to reach out
Just to stroke the smooth, brown hair once more.
But even before the thought could occur
Everything bursts into a blinding white light, erasing all thoughts.
Eyes snap open, dart around
Searching for the beautiful face, the blinding love
To find only an empty room, an empty bed
Hear only the gentle swish of the ceiling fan,
Fighting off summer's intense heat
Feel only the weight of the past
That was snatched in a flash.