My senses twisted,
And my heart stopped.
The world narrowed
To a tiny gap.
The world awoke,
But I did not.
I remember putting rigatoni into a jar,
Having a cigarette, checking the fire.
I recall no lights or cracking bang.
Only the sepia figures, waiting at my side.
If I could remember I’m sure
My baby’s touch, my wife’s kiss.
But there’s nothing to hold on to here.
All sides have shifted, all ladders have dropped.
Hands dug into empty sheets,
Head pushed back, no need for air.
No need. No need. No need.
There was no time to say goodbye.
There was no life,