When I opened my eyes,
you sat there smiling but said nothing.
I was confused. My gaze shifted
and you were gone.
Only night remains,
her dark-gray presence everywhere.
And I inquired: “Where have you gone?”
And night answered: “Where you must follow.”
Chrish Ramdhani is an accountant by profession. Indian and Buddhist philosophies appear frequently in his poems. This is his first published work.