Robin Amy Bass

IN AN INSTANT

In an instant it was done
You were sitting on the couch
In an instant you were gone
You were back there in The Crouch

And the laughter that we shared
It had upped and run away
In instant I could see
Now this was a different day

Then the one I thought it was
When we woke up to the sun
In an instant you were lost
And another war begun

With the knocking on your door
And the buzzing of a bell
And the uninvited guest
Came to bring you back to hell

Now I sit and contemplate
How to bring your spirit back
And I’m wishing silently
That my fingers I could snap

Or invoke some holy prayer
Or discover what I lack
So that you’d return to me
In an instant you’d be back