after ’till the next time’

but later
after the energy has gone
drained in a celebratory extravagance
super-high super-charged
and burned magnesium ignited
and you
were so … you
were so so good
and it rushed around your body
till you buzzed
and hummed fast really fast
but after
so empty that you rattle
like a rock in a can
you echo every time you have a thought
and the silence is screaming
only you
there’s no one else
there’s never anyone else
only you
and it breaks
it kills
it’s more than anyone
ought to have to take
and it’s like that all the way
to the next time
the next time
bring on the next time

© Frank Prem, 2002

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