I called out to him,

pleading for him to return to me,

but it was too late.

He was gone.


Sinking into a sea of anguish,

I, too,

was set adrift.

But my sea was riddled

with shards of guilt

that greedily gnawed away

at the thin raft of hope

I desperately clung too.


The poisonous spray

of black water

burned into my



and defiling it.

I was so permeated

with misery;

I let my eyes drift




the world around me

began to fade.

The pain I had once felt

dripped from me.

Leaving my realm

bright and unstained.


Before I knew it,

I had let everything slip away

and I floated,

into nothingness.

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