svarthöfði

you came before
I knew what to say
i could not ignore
that you went away

before I had time
before I had time
before I had time

to grow into my head
to let it inflate
with all the things
that you said

before I had time
before I had time
before I had time

to let all the sounds
that I could not hear
coalesce into things
that I would not fear

distilled into unspoken
sensory yearning
an intensity of need
that would slowly start burning

because

you came before
you went away
I could not ignore
what I did not say

before I had time
before I had time
before I had time