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Shaving Layers

I observe you as you
Shake away the cobwebs,
Shedding the past shapes
In which you were formed.
Shapes made of memories
That convey to me.
I choke, seeing what falls.

Our life,
Our happiness,
Our lo--

I understand now.
It's gone forever now.
You're gone forever now.
I need to live with that.

Flames lick at my charred heart,
Despite desperate efforts
Against the ash it becomes.

I bring back memories;
Snapshots of painful fights.
Collages of red wrists,
Burned by your rough grasp.

I see what you’ve become,
And I’m okay.
Only for mere seconds, but
I’m. Okay.



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The-Mentalist This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Sept. 29, 2010 at 4:09 am:
You're getting better.

The repeat of now two lines is a row is a bit weak though.
 
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