He says goodnight and click, he’s gone. 
No further word until morning.
and I ache
I pine
I deflate
the world loses it’s colour.
I hear the clock tick
one second closer,
I close my eyes
eliminating light
ignoring sound,
pulling my insides tight
willing myself strong.
I can do this…
Life continues all around me.
I have a role, am needed.
Until it’s time.
To escape.