In that moment so brief in our lives
my heart thawed because you drew me out.
I wanted to embrace you,
but darkness fell and we passed out of sight…
your last evening,
me escaping the night,
our fleeing the demons following us…
their glee, their twisted delight.
We found new paths in opposing directions
taking us further away from what could have been,
but wasn’t meant to be.
So, now I sit and contemplate my journey alone
knowing your journey has found its end.
The breeze blows in silence,
the leaves move unseen
as I lift my burdens…
a little heavier now for the newfound sorrow in me.
©June 2014, Christina Anne Hawthorne