The Persistence Of Loss - Chapter 1

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The Persistence Of Loss

by liasonswithlions

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Everyone has seen this girl, or one so similar to her. Only one person knows this girl, and there can be only one person for each of the ones so similar to her.

She has skin like silk

 

 

The best of mark leavers

 

Make the prettiest patterns.

 

 

 

 

Like a chameleon

 

You never know just what color she'll shine

 

But you know she'll shine outright.

 

 

 

 

A pool as fathomless as the sea

 

The color of honey in sunlight

 

If you look just right, you can get lost.

 

 

 

 

She holds herself a fighter

 

Talks like a general

 

Scowls like a dictator.

 

 

 

 

She hides behind that smile

 

She hides in her own laughter

 

Hides from most everyone

 

Behind a cheery disposition.

 

 

 

 

Behind that paper thin smile

 

Behind the shallowest of her laughs

 

She hides in the darkness

 

 

 

 

Nurses wounds most couldn't bear

 

Carries them with her

 

Won't let them heal.

 

 

 

 

“The persistence of loss is a teacher.”

 

“If I let them go away, I'll forget what they taught me.”

 

“If I stitch them up and stop letting them bleed, I'll die hollow.”

 

 

 

 

Behind that fighter's stance

 

Behind her confident words

 

Behind that face that warns you you're in trouble

 

 

 

 

She gathers her gloom

 

To feed her

 

To drive her

 

To break her.

 

 

 

 

But in that darkness

 

There's always another

 

 

Another that learned from the persistence of loss.

 

 

 

Another that's afraid to let wounds heal

 

For fear of forgetting how they got them.

 

 

 

 

And that

 

Is the creature

 

That can make her

 

Or break her.

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