He had searched for ten long years
always hopeful of finding the reason.
The reason she’d been taken from him
and why he always felt so alone.
Till one day he came to realise
that the memory of the feelings he’d had
were far far better and happier
than anything he could possibly hope to find.
He stopped looking
he got on with his life
no longer searching for a memory
and went about life with a new and fresh look.
He’d survived, and now he’d be alright.
The hole was still there
but for now at least
it was shored up
and he was functioning.
We can hope for more
even beg for more.
We’re lucky when that ‘more’ happens.
©Joe Wilson – The emptiness… 2013