no trace remained

no trace
of his blood remained
of his flooded mind
unable to process
the prancing weeks
and pressurized humans
around him

it was after he had gone
each one understood
in the tiniest
and tiniest pieces
of their instinct
soul and center –
he had been alone
he had gone.
and he had taken
all the alone with him
so that what was left
was somehow smaller
than before