The night is dark and the storm seems to have passed.
There are no stars to look up to and the moon is hidden.
Silence has taken firm roots in my room and it yells the news of your departure.
There was no time for farewell and abrupt seemed to enjoy its victory.
You are now far far away from me and I fill every inch of it with music.
The same music we swayed our heads to and hummed along with.
The music you held so close to your heart and shared only with my ears.
The songs speak to me in rhythms; the words you would have offered me in this moment.
Now, they sound ancient, a memory lived enough, a familiar face turning otherwise.
And it dawns upon me;
the distance between you and me is the lyrics of the song, we forget to remember.
Hiba Nasreen is the author of the poetry book, 'In Search of Fireflies'. She is pursuing English literature and loves to read and write. She aspires to live in a world where peace is the language of its residents.