The more I study language the more I find the emptiness of words.
I do not mean words are empty but that words are now containers to me than I had once thought. No longer do words hold a power over me. I have stripped it of its special place. It is not a mystery anymore.
The poem above hinges on the word ‘coma’. Like a coma victim coming out of his or her long slumber no time passes. Before the sleep the world was a certain time and place. After the sleep the it could be that months, years or decades have passed. For the victim time is lost. For the awake much has happened in that time.
Friendship just seems like this where time has been forgotten people still seem to be the same after the period of separation.
This is not true, of course. People change. You just don’t notice it. Like the mind, words can deceive.