The hall stretches out in front of me and every step I take extends it by two
Voices, mumbles, then laughter emerges from all directions
I know you’re nowhere to be found
Dry and cold, the air reeks of unease
Everyone reaches for me, none of them are you
Get well soon

Gradually, then suddenly

Unable to bring myself out of bed
A pillow just barely smelling like you
With every moment it dissipates
Getting weaker, just like me
These sleepless nights are killing me
Anxiety tightening its grip
The path so clear a second ago, now nowhere to be found


A brief touch of hands, the formal greeting
My usual guarding walls disintegrated
An instant desire of wanting more
Trying not to move too quickly
Blue meets blue and a thousand interruptions
Holding on to the small moments