A solitary soul lingers in the blackness
Yearning for understanding.
Searching for one who can change everything.
Only a small light of hope remains
Taunting, flickering; blown out and relit.
Never straying nearer.

Empty space settles around her
Thick and all-consuming.
Unable to discern dream from reality
A solitary soul lingers.
Shoulders sag, body trembles, a sigh escapes.
Loneliness is always a cold blanket.