Lost Without You

24 May

by Andrea Anderson

You left.
I should have seen the warning signs.
Things were so out of focus.
I paid you no mind, took you for granted.
Now I’m standing in darkness.
 
I’m lost without you
Own on the floor
Feeling for something
I need just a little more
To get me through the day.
 
With eyes open, I see nothing.
It gets easier with every passing day.
But I still want you. I still need you.
I wish with all my heart that you’d stayed.
 
I’m lost without you
Down on the floor
Feeling for something
I need just a little more
To get me through the day
 
Flashes in my dreams
You’ve come back it seems
But it’s just one of those games you play
I pick myself up, then you throw me down
Maybe I’ll survive without you, but. . .
 
I’m lost without you
Down on the floor
Feeling for something
I need just a little more
To get through the day
But you ran away
 

Andrea Anderson was born visually impaired. She is 20 years old and doctors are still trying to diagnose what exactly she has. She has a sister who is also visually impaired. They are both members of a VI group, which is where she got the idea for this poem. Her sister has lost some of her sight, and she wondered what it would be like to go through something like that. (Andrea thinks her vision is stable, although doctors tell her otherwise.

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2 Responses to “Lost Without You”

  1. Mani Iyer May 24, 2013 at 3:08 PM #

    This is a beautiful poem. It echoes my feelings at this stage of my visual loss. Keep writing, Andrea.

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