What Changed?

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Something changed and now his world is not the same...

Submitted: February 21, 2018

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“What Changed?”

 

He feels like

he’s dying

could these be

his final days

of life

his last drive

down life’s

never ending

road

only to become

one of those

sun bleached

markers

along its way

whose name

engraved

across its

face

no one can

remember,

if you count

by years

he should still

have a long

time

yet to go

but he can

feel a change

his body still

strong

his mind

quite sharp

but something

is very different

the sun

doesn’t have

that same

touch

a pond his

skin

it once had

the radiant

heat

from its

rays

is gone

he is warmed

by its light

yet he can’t

feel it

in the ways

he did a

month ago

the colors of

his world

that snapped

at him

with their

brightness

or their soft

cooling shades

that calmed

him

as he

took in their

hues

have been

filtered

somehow

their sharpness

dampened

their rich

tones

no longer

vibrant

what was

happening

to his world,

he felt like

along with

his

world

he too was

slowly

disappearing

is this how

one feels

when they

realize

their time is

near

your never

ending road

is coming to

an abrupt

halt

one more

toll bridge

and your

ride is

over,

he must be

dying

why else are

all his senses

going blind

and numb

no longer able

to experience

all the wonders

being offered

by his world

that only a

month ago

pleased him

in ways

he could never

describe

his life was

fuller

had meaning

now

everything

around

him

is dull

and fading,

is he dying

or is this

just his life

now,

one without

her in it,

one without

love…

 

Tom Allen…02-19-2018…

 


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