How could you have been so alive and now you have no breath?
I felt your heart beating.
I heard your voice speaking.
I watched your eyes blinking.
How could you have been so alive and now you don’t exist?
How is it that I can hear your laugh when the world goes still at night?
How is it that I know what it feels like to hold your hand softly in mine?
Why can I still feel water on my finger tips from wiping all your tears?
How can I see you smile at me when your face is no longer here?
So how could you have been so alive one day and then the next you just were not?
Your lungs, your heart, your brain, your mouth, your eyes, your arms, your legs all moving, working, thinking, parts now still.
How can someone so alive just disappear from this world?
It was a blink; a moment and then you were gone.
Here and then not.
How is it that you told me you loved me and then couldn’t speak at all?
Why is it that you could run through fields, but then your legs refused to hold up your body?
Your eyes were open, your words flowed through me, until the day they closed, until the day they stopped.
If someone could please tell me, because I don’t think I understand, how someone could be so alive before they closed their eyes but never open them again.