Suddenly aching, I ponder alone
How cruel the element of surprise can be
When impromptu triggers conjure up
Another timely and stabbing reminder
That you are no longer here with me
Your absence has given birth to an alien void
Which incubates a new sense of loneliness
That stretches through my heart's tender chambers
And detaches me from Earth at times
Most days hiding in the pit of my stomach
You are the eternal lump in my throat
That bobbles up and down my neck
And has been known to take my breath away
When the sting of an experience reminds me
That we no longer share the same air
Sometimes it pinches like the prick of a needle
More often it cuts deep like a sharpened blade
A reservoir of loss too vast to maintain
So it overflows - in turn, flooding the void
As I struggle to swim in the sorrow of missing you
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