Of friendship and loss


Buried in the scent of another day past,

We stayed up late into the night,

Our thoughts drowsy with expectation,

Wriggling around a question mark.

Your lips revolted against the inequity of prose;

Ours was the poetry of youth,

The laughter of hopes untarnished by disappointment and pain

Ours was the courage of an unpunctuated life

Lost on a blank page. 

And as the scaffold fell and worlds came crushing down

That voice lingers still

On skin burnished by the dust of years

So that the sound of our twilight

Reverberates through the fabric of time

And neither land nor sea can hold us long apart,

For you are love.

In the symmetry of a finger tightened on the trigger,

Heart stumbled against air-starved lungs,

A part of me. 


Daily Prompt: Something So Strong