Last night I wept

My heartache heavy,

The tears my eyes did blind,

My vision bleary, eyes impaired,

This ache and pain I feel within.

Last night I wept for tears did swell

This emptiness I feel within,

Aching, longing, lonely heart,

Comes to me time and time again.

For distance, space, so far apart.

Does one really, the pain survive?

Your voice then came, to fill the void,

For too brief a moment - Joined!

Then last night in joy,

I wept.

Eric Valentine Dec 22/99 ©