Tell me how to forget you. Tell me how to make this longing go away. Tell me how to let go, to force away the memory. I want to breathe a sigh of freedom. My soul needs reviving air. How much more must I drown sinking hopes in dreamy words..of others – not strong enough to live my own – until mercy cuts me loose from haunting shadows, neatly buried for all earthly time. Just once. Tell me. Show me. Step away from slippery dreams. Stand forward in reality. No more wandering. Abandoned. Here. Alone.