Who can relate to a pain so cruel,
Stripped to the bone, a soul that bleeds,
Another day lost, another year,
Helplessness brings me to my knees.
Distant now, and out of reach,
Some other time, in a place not far,
Cocooned in remembrance, a single blink,
As fragile as a new born star.
Holding to my lips a delicate hand
That once held mine, or caressed my brow,
Spotted, gnarled, with papery skin,
The situation is reversed here now.