Loss is like a horizon, always within reach but never achieved. One never reaches the end point. There is no end point to this mindless darkness of an abyss. Where horizon takes a break with the night and disappears from the naked eye, the naked soul is always exposed to the rawness of that emotion. Loss.
Loss is an emotion we’ve all experienced in someway or the other. A misplaced toy, an indifferent friend, the abandoned love, peace? We’ve all been there. And it’s horrible. Nursing our wounds, mixing blood with tears, we stand with hope that tomorrow will be better. 2020 has proved that one cannot rely on that thought anymore.
If quarantine taught me anything, it’s the unflinching constant existence of the privileged class, who whiled away time until the world was safe and normal again.
Safe and normal are two things this world is never going to be. Don’t look at me for hope. I carry a deep rooted resentment for the optimistic. So, abnormal is the new normal. And if truth be told, it’s the most ironic phase of life.
This phase taught me that there is no point in racing to reach the top. There is no top. We’re on a flat graph, steadily moving towards death while life is what happens in the meantime.
We’re in the waiting room, waiting for our name to be called. And it’s something that scares us all. Death. Death is a companion of loss. They go hand in hand. Ask me. I’ll tell you.
A friend of a friend fell in love with an ambitious man. And as we all know, love is followed by heartbreak. A deep cut is yet to heal. It’s festering, leaving scars. Never to fade, they will stay as a reminder of the futile reasons the pain was inflicted. Like a saw, it felt the soul split in half. It’s dramatic! You think it’s dramatic but that’s my job. Im a poet. I see the world with intensity of emotions and interpret it dramatically. You laugh? Yes, because you lack depth. You’re not worthy of me, she said. And the story of loss ends.
The feeling never ends. The world is going to shit and the shit people are making it worse. No one wants to die in peace. We all know who is making who suffer. I’m making me suffer for some stupid sadistic reason. I hope to get over my thick skull which has stopped being reasonable and just get on with waiting.
Do you remember Waiting For Godot by Samuel Beckett? There is no other play which depicts us so accurately as that one. I wish you’d understand what I’m trying to say. Loss means a sense of emptiness, a void for the thing that was lost. And I’m waiting for Godot. I am hoping Godot won’t show up and I will still wait for Godot because the world is getting worse and I’m just riding along the wave.