I’m not ready to rejoin humankind
I keep in touch on this blog obliquely
Wrought words from a semiconscious mind
Rendered honestly albeit bleakly.
I admit under scientific law
And the force of reality’s duress
That my wife does not exist anymore
No memory no dreams no awareness.
Disappeared into the darkness of death
The same as if she had never been born
Back to oblivion with her last breath
And for me a hell that darkens each dawn.
Art by Jaroslaw Kubak