There was a time when love had filled this heart. Filled it to the brim. Those days have long since passed. Life itself has diminished into a mere spectacle of what once was, what it can never truly be again. Whole, wholesome, happy. The darkness lingers like a thick mist that clouds your vision, making it hard to see what is right in front of you. Enveloping your every breath, creating a shortage in your lungs. The lackluster look on your face tells your story well, yet you say nothing at all. Everything I had worked for, hoped for, wanted was so easily lost in a matter of moments. Gone for good, gone possibly forever.