I watched you implode,
like the stars you always wish on.
Your beautiful edifice succumbed
to unimaginable and unseen
You were always so full,
of life, of love, of strength;
I never would have believed
if you told me
that the weight was approaching
violent, critical mass.
There was never so much as a crack
in your stunning facade.
No hint that the maelstrom within
was falling in upon itself.
The only sign,
of your spectacular destruction,
were those words
you sent me in a text message:
“I’m falling together. Too much life is getting in.”
HG – 2016