The flames touched me, it was so surreal. Blue at the base, bright red closest to my face. Fierce playmate, Tickled and licked my skin. I was frozen. Eyes wide open. Lungs, still. Heart, still. Static TV screen for a brain. No flashes of life. No words spoken. Nothing. Absolute nothingness. For a moment, I experienced, True and complete, Emptiness. I turned it off. Only my wrist could move. Not my eyelids or my lips. Then I called you. Called my mother too. Couldn't continue to cook. Couldn't stay in the shower too. Then the bulb blew. I was left in the dark. Blackness. I learned the meaning, And the feeling. Now I know what it is, To be completely alone.