The Persistence Of Loss
Libraries: Poetry and Song Lyrics
Published on / 1 Chapter(s) / 0 Review(s)
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.
Is the creature
That can make her
Or break her.
Commenting is disabled for guests. Please login to post a comment.