When I first saw you, I was taken. Your eyes conveyed so much although your mouth said so little. I could think only of your lines, your form, your ethereal glow. I wish I could be with you for all eternity, the two of us, merged together, our atoms intertwined. I was always a lonely child and an even lonelier adult. I feel that you're the one to end my solitude. Do you feel that way too?
I had taken a different route home that night. I usually steer clear of laneways in the dark. I felt safe like you were watching over me, even though we hadn't yet clapped eyes on one another. My skin prickled and my pulse quickened and then, I stopped walking and crouched in the corner like a frightened cat. I wasn't afraid of you, I was afraid that I had discovered a thing that would change my life forever. I was right.
You were drifting in the shadows. Were you haunting someone I wonder? Flowing garments made of nothing more than muted light and the stuff of the supernatural. Your hair danced about as though teased by the breeze, yet there was none. You stopped and stared at me and I couldn't help but smile. My stomach was all fireworks and butterflies. I was excited like never before. Were you too? Do you feel excitement? Happiness? Boredom? Love?
I stood up and walked over. What would I say to you: a specter? I opened my mouth but I felt clumsy and silly at that moment. Then I heard it. There were three of them and one of me. Not fair when I think about it now. They did awful things to me and there was nothing you could do, with your dancing hair and flowing garb.
When I first saw you I was taken: taken by pain and death. Now I search for you in the afterlife.