Notion of You

Years passed.
What remains?
Pictures taken
Heartbeats too late,
Memories, eroded —
Long gone, faded
Trails of tears
Leading back
To an absent
Notion of you.

Shadows over
Twilight days,
Dark spots in my
Dimming fire.
A sense of loss, muted —
Voice and features,
All but your name
Became this absent
Notion of you.

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