all things in stasis.
She envies a couple arguing
and the trauma will never heal.
Mortality has been broken apart
like a fallen fluorescent tube,
his eyes betraying sadness and fear
with a furious drumbeat in her heart.
Suffering had barely infected her life,
the cosy world of restaurants,
art galleries and midnight bars
has been severed by fate's knife.
Now the world is back at its usual pace
quite indifferent to their plight,
shock has protected her so far
but then a tear...rolls down her face.