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stillborn memories

 
rhythm skips
and the music fades
as words fall flat in this muffled space
where winds howl as floorboards creak
relentless rolls the tide
of fallen dreams & trembling mind
holding breath in aching lungs
suppression
protection
knowing what’s about to come
rain cascades from shadowed eyes
bleeding
stinging
as watercolor{ed} canvas slowly runs
world aglimmer shifts & blurs
erasing
pale painted imagery
moments lost to endless nights
subtle sibilance slithers
amidst the noise - voices whisper
skittering sounds of claws on stone
thundering chest with knees clutched close
rocking frantic
tail to toe
forcing calm with every breath
startled
eruption of a gasping whimper
and the world finally stills

…breathe…

opening hands - palms upward in wait
catching liquid memories
brief in the holding
lovingly caressed before release
watching in melancholy
silent
as they drain away
sheltering hope
most precious
cradled in aching soul
shuddering sigh
deep inhalation for bracing of self
clinging to oxygen
not letting it go
lest the last of dreams is lost
dwindling
spinning away down life’s unseen drain
neglected & forgotten
never to be found again
let it not be
forever gone


FromTheAsh
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