gone - oct 7th, 2011

All of a sudden – he’s gone.
Life is quick.
His flame, that burned so white hot, is now extinguished.
Remnant wisps of smoke are all that remain,
and even they are fading fast
incorporated by the greedy ether,
disappearing into thin air.
There’s no time to look back.
You check your cards and face the cold hard facts.
What is real and what is not is of little consequence.
There is no escape.
Like it or not,
we are all doomed to seek forever inside of each minute,
while the world spins madly on.