Frodo's Remembrance of Gollum

- jan-u-wine

It would be good,
it would comfort me 
to waken
from strange,
dark-hued
imaginings
and believe
that it had all
been a dream.  
 
Like looking
through
the slender,
distant curtain
of a water-fall,
I see myself


and you.
 
 
You
hated It.
As did I.
 
  
You
loved
It.
 
My heart stops:
 
 
as
did 
 
I.
 
There are some
moments
which mean more
than a life-time of 
words:
what were your thoughts
in that 
final
moment?
 
Did you know
I wished 
to take your hand?
Did you know
almost,
I wished
to go 
with you?
 
(for one should never
make
such a journey
alone)
 
Did you know,
as you
stumbled
and fell,
I saw
peace
at last
in your eyes
and you knew...
you 

knew 
who you were.
 
I will remember
always
who
you 
were.