fluttering into the darkness

i felt the universe crash as i fluttered into the darkness

flushed with insecurity, my sinking eyes wandered callous shadows

baking in the solitude of fear, i laughed only for what i could not grasp

[he lingered]


the pain waged war with bruised memories, failing to account for tears left unnoticed

[he] seared into youthful skin, admiring my weakness, piercing the flesh

resulting in a bitterness so clever even i could not take credit for playing the fool


i had hoped it would never come to this, despite all my best efforts [it did]


although i claimed the finding myself amongst the fallen ashes

confusion rendered me useless as i discretely laced happiness with heartache

remaining silent


before the beauty which unfolded in the darkness


can i no longer distinguish love’s weakest and pain’s finest

[he can]



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