See Me Now

see me now
a ghost in your heart
left behind by years
greying memories

see me now
I’m so close
can you feel me
can you hear my voice

into the void I fell
when life detached from life
I wandered aimless
lost in timelessness

I feared what I’d become
thinking myself in jail
I could go where I chose
but none of it mattered

after so many days
so many night
of sleepless wakefulness
I saw you face

then I knew
I knew
you were alive
living in the living world

see me now
feel me near
feel my presence
as I feel yours

March 29, 2018. Written for the Book for Isha of the Earring, shortly after watching the film Annihilation which I loved very much.

© 2018 Christopher Mahan