I wrote this poem after a wave of terrorist attacks rocked Israel, injuring countless people and killing many. I lost two acquaintances in a suicide bombing last year and the resulting sadness was what prompted me to write this.

The Lyrical Abyss
April 13th, 2002, 12:58 a.m.

Lia's headache never quite goes away.
She's looking into the abyss,
The abyss that took Adam,
Staring at the blinding flames.
And all Lia's friends say that
She has gone crazy
Since the explosion that banished
Adam from the world.
And only Lia can see that
The fires still burn
The screams still sound
The pain still sears,
And only Lia knows that
Adam lives still,
She knows Adam lives still,
He's gone beyond the flames.
Lia's sitting and waiting,
Waiting on the edge
Of the abyss
That took Adam away.

(c) Y.S.