I waited in the place where I last saw you.
It was night and then morning, then night once more.
A decade passed and then a hundred years. Green leaves became red, then green again. The trees that had sheltered me was pushed down the road by the wind. I was lightning in the sky, stars that were burning out in the heavens. I saw men tell women they loved them, then turn away. I saw men who were true but were never able to speak their minds. I saw lives begin, graves dug, snow falling. I was there for so long that time went backward.