The blood loses its grip as the dreams of fire flow closer. Alain’s face fills the gap my heart created with her dying breath. I’ve lost hope more often than I’ve kept count. Each moment slipped her away. Every stranger’s touch faded the fresh memory of her breath upon my cheek.
Her heart was mine to the last moment. Her blood pumped away wetting the field of battle. I dreaded each day I woke knowing she was gone. Time would not heal my wound. It scarred and built numb spots of deadness. It made it harder to feel.
I will see her. I will touch her face in wonderment. I will kiss the corners of her smile. May the Mother help me. Alain is waiting. And I am looking for her.