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To You I Will Always Return
by K. N. Hale
I never expected to leave you. I never expected to leave you alone. Isolated and lost.The darkness always was kept at bay because of your light, little did I know that when you had no one to protect…that when the one you loved was gone, that you gave so little thought to yourself that the darkness was able to surpass that light that no longer shined as bright.
You changed, piece by piece, emotions stripped until there was nothing but this numb emptiness that left you wide open for the onslaught that awaited. I thought it was cold where I was in this bitter expansive wasteland that had sought to separate us. I knew finding my way back to you would be hard but just to see that smile…to know the warmth of your eyes even if but for a moment. Just one more time would have been enough.
But you were not the same Moon Flower. When we met so many years ago you were the one who had saved me from the darkness that had ravished and had kept pulsing through my veins seeking to destroy all of what made me whole. You had taken this broken soul and sewed the broken pieces back together by using the thread of life bonding us infinitely. Did you forget?
Of course death wouldn’t separate us, not for long. I asked you to wait for me, but despair must have been clawing at your mind and heart trying to persuade you that all was in vain. On my own, across the barren wasteland with my own bonds finally broken, I struggled through. My soul took a beating, I doubt I look how you remember. The cold has left me changed, who knew the spirit world held so many perils that affected our beings even after the pain of death?
With my blackened parts, deadened by the cold, will you recognize me? My sunken eyes still search for yours. Can you still love me? Will you allow my frozen soul to merge with your own? Join me in this frozen wasteland. Be mine once more. Let go of this pain you feel and join me for eternity. Be my infinity, from that life to this afterlife. To you I will always return.
Fiction © Copyright K. N. Hale
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More from author K. N. Hale:
A Gothic Bite Magazine Anthology
A collection of poetry.