I knew the minute I walked in the door,
That nothing was as it had been before.
Though every piece was still in place,
From hall to dining room, in all its’ grace.
The setting sun through stained-glass gleamed.
No lights on, and how alive it seemed!
If only for a moment it will last,
Then store it away in memories vast.
For with the ending of this day,
All life from here shall fade away.
Take a seat amid vibrant light-streams,
In darkening den, to your dreams.
Sit in the moments ceasing glow,
And contemplate times’ vivid flow.
Wasn’t it just recently the dawn of this day?
Now it’s near gone!
Remember this mornings’ bright sun?
You were here and this misery was none.
Remember when your voice echoed here,
Through the walls…rang so clear.
Remember the last words you said.
“Bye, Love you”, pounds in my head,
As you walked out this homes’ door never to return here evermore.
The sun has set.
All light has left.
In dark I lie loathsomely bereft.
And Yes, I knew the minute I walked in the door,
That your light is fading to some far-off shore,
And darkness will fill its’ place forevermore.
K. Aldaya, 6/27/04 (a.k.a. K. Batza)
Picture: “Beit El Deen Palace: Stained Glass Room” by beirutmabitmoot; https://beirutmabitmoot.wordpress.com/2011/10/19/526/