Rhythmic drumbeat grows louder

As I awaken with a start

Awareness gradually trickling in

Drumming is coming from my heart


 Memories flooding back

Tender moments caught in time

Drumbeats and heartbeats mingling

Intensifying into sublime


 It’s all gone now

Except this one solitary beat

Pounding relentlessly inside my chest

As I lay under the silky sheet


I imagine a world without you

Then suddenly realize I’m in it

No more love, no more laughter or joy

Just an emptiness that sees no limit


Again the drumbeat reminds me

To rise up and get on with my day

For ultimately it will be silenced

When I quietly turn stony gray

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