I was five when I found my father’s lifeless body sprawled across the floor of his study. I didn’t understand that he was dead. I was just a child.
How I loved, and how we loved, but alas, fires unfed grow cold and die. Would that I’d a diamond for each tear I’ve cried, or time I caught another’s eye.
My job was hardly a love affair. I wasn’t a rat in a maze of identical cubicles, but then neither was I an artist. Instead, I destroyed what I loved most.
I woke up one morning to the realization that I’d wandered away from the shallow pool of sobriety and into the deep waters of alcoholism.
I say your name, hoping it will start the flow of words I so desperately wish to put on this page. Yet once the sound has passed my lips, there is nothing. Only an empty room.