I breathed deeply the crisp morning air
bathed in tranquility gentle as prayer
I was greeted by a warm, rising sun,
delighted with the way the day had begun.
It was then I noticed something strange;
something not right,
something had changed.
There was no one there
no one at all, not anywhere.
I heard not the gleeful chirping of birds,
a universe devoid of words;
no backed-up morning traffic…
Had I become a demographic of one?
Alone I wandered and wandered still
till my strength was gone
and gone the dawn that greeted me
so seemingly long, long ago.
And so, this is how it begins…