you are vanishing

into oblivion, just
the same way as
went others before
soon will you fade
from vision, a shadow
that days have 
forgotten to shine on.
a memory in a few
hearts; to be recycled,
diluted by the 
years – to nothingness.
you were but a
bleep in the universe
the tiniest drop 
in the surging tide.
a stone tossed 
into the enormous lake-
sinking to the bottom 
with a quiet ripple.

essential, immaterial,
one among many.

you were here-
and now you’re not.