I am alone

In a dark, cold corner

I cannot find you

I cannot reach you

I cannot breathe

You have left me

Shattered, abandoned and alone

In stark shadows, I linger lost, anguished

Hopefully, foolishly,futilely

Too tired to fight back demons

Too dejected to pretend indifference

The beckoning, familiar darkness enshrouds me

Comforting me in its intimate embrace

The only embrace I shall ever know

Fleeting memories assault my weary mind

I vainly endeavor to grasp the ephemeral specters of recollection

Like knives, they stab me, taunt me

Wounding my heart again and again

Until there is no more pain

Only a tired sorrow and repulsively accustomed acceptance

I am alone