Transition

Written by: Joseph Ben Mayor

Transition

It was a smooth transition
So imperceptible that I hardly noticed.
The passage from life to death was so sudden.
It happened as I was driving
Making a right hand turn.
The bright sunlight softened
Became less harsh.
A blanket of peace embraced me tenderly.
I turned inquisitively to Eliane.
She wasn’t there.
I was truly amazed
I didn’t comprehend.
Somehow I wasn’t stressed.
I want to go back.
I turn the steering wheel,
However the car does not respond.
I want to panic
No I cannot
I am at peace
I look in the rear view mirror
And I see commotion, 
Eliane is leaning over someone,
Who is she so intimate with?
I am brought closer to her 
I see that she has someone in her arms
She is crying.
I still cannot comprehend, 
Why is she sobbing?
People have gathered around her,
There is Brendan
Now Mel is running 
And Carlos too,
Why?
As Louise pulls Eliane gently away from this person
I see that it is me.
My eyes are staring nowhere
My face is wet from her tears
Am I?