Empty
as he touches the ivory keys
haunting notes ringing out
Empty
as he finishes the melody to thunderous applause
and he hears none of it
Empty
as he packs his music up
thinking of the songs they shared
Empty
as he walks out of the building
staring at the ground
Empty
as he drives listlessly home
running two red lights, but nobody cares
Empty
as he opens the car door
remember that he'd always do hers for her
Empty
as he fumbles with the lock
remembering how she'd help him when he was drunk
Empty
as he walks into the hall
his sister screaming something in his general direction
Empty
as he drops his bag and plods upstairs
remembering the way he'd carried her up with him
Empty
as he walks into his room
and tries not to look at the bed where he found her
Empty
as the rope slides beneath his fingers
twisting and knotting
Empty
as he fastens it
and jumps
Empty
as he screams, silently, to nobody
and kicks the air in brutal pain
Empty
as his eyes roll and he hangs still
serene and almost beautiful
Empty
as he realizes he won't rejoin her
this is not a journey
just an end
and that death is only
empty