Not forgotten. It lives on my lips. In the edge of each thought. Like a paper cuts sting. The carve of your name.
In light rain, fingers slip. Skin slides. Contactless. We lose grip. Fall apart.
Cold. Grey. Yet stone eyes crack. Crumble with a tear.
Silent night. Winter skies. In the darkness, the sparks shine. Blazing bright. Leaping wide. Black fading. Silence shattered. In the cold we watch you fall. A shower of starlight dancing. The world alight. On fire. We watch like statues, catch the star dust in our eyes.
I’m drowning in you.
Blue, like the ocean. The tide that turned. The bruise on my hand a reminder. Of the pain I avoided. The day that I changed. I kiss my marked skin. Drown it its sorrow.
I don’t drink coffee
Except for tonight I do
out of your blue cup,
Sip in the bitter sweet taste
and pretend I’m not alone
Lying here, stars alight
stone heart cracks.
Skin prickled, stomach tense
simple letters sting.
Lips dry, throat blocked.
I whisper in the darkness.
A change in the wind, leaves limp from the trees, not ready to let go. I’m not ready to let go. A change. Sun bright, air cold. Leaves gather at the road side, conkers crushed, defeated. This day. I think of you. Not ready for the change.