Personal Armageddon

Dead bush and buttes, Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park, Arizona, United States of America
Nothing affects our perception of living
Quite so deeply as the death
Of someone who became
An intricate part of our being

Insights and memories and loved ones come
But cannot fill the emptiness
A loss of self
Nearly as profound
As the loss of another

The world seems… surreal
Not right
Out of balance
Reality dislodged

A personal armageddon
As our world
And our selves
Come apart

Everything following
Is rebuilding
Learning how to live
In an alien world

Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park
Arizona, United States of America

Taken during travels, 1996