Fading presence


You slip

Away from me

Every night

Every morning

Every hour

of your absence


I try to hold you

Etching your face

into my eyelids

Imploring my ear drums

Not to forget

Your sweet dulcet tones

Beseeching my body

Not to dull the tingle

The shiver of you


Yet with each passing day

Each passing hour

You slowly fade

and die in me