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Backdrop of Loss

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Backdrop of Loss

Memories move like shadows,
A slow and mocking waltz
Across a backdrop of loss.
Breakable as glass, tiny fissures
Through my mind.
Malleable as sand - eroded by time, 
Washed away in pieces.
Still, the senses torment: 
Vacant voices, ghostly glimpses,
Wafts of faint perfume -
Your phantom scent 
The worst kind of haunting.
I fear your image has become plastic -
A product of albums
Flipped through yet again:
A cruel, addictive time loop.
And I can't keep my mind 
From creasing, fading, 
Curling at the edges
Like an old photograph.

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  1. Date: 3/15/2013 7:03:00 AM
    Another gem...you been stealin' my creative pills?...haha. I love the comparing of your memories to photos...starting to fade...just awesome!

  1. Date: 1/29/2013 11:27:00 AM
    Love this..every single line..

  1. Date: 11/13/2012 12:53:00 AM
    oooo! you write so gorgeously! Extremely beautiful you are...yes you are...and if your Avatar is any indication...you have more beauty than anyone is entitled to.

  1. Date: 11/12/2012 3:56:00 PM
    Excellent Poetry!! Wow. You have a new fan. Hugs Michael

  1. Date: 11/10/2012 6:10:00 PM
    Heather, enjoyed seeing you on Craig's winning list.. always~ pd

  1. Date: 11/9/2012 1:34:00 AM
    Congratulations on you well deserved win Heather xx

  1. Date: 11/8/2012 3:02:00 PM
    Congratulations on your winning poem in the "Loss" contest - / / Anne-Lise :)

  1. Date: 11/8/2012 2:32:00 PM
    Beautiful poem!

  1. Date: 11/8/2012 2:30:00 PM
    Wonderfully sad and beautiful Heather and your thoughts are so true of mourning.

  1. Date: 11/8/2012 2:23:00 PM
    So glad to have read such a talented writer. Congrad's on Your Win! Light & Love

  1. Date: 11/8/2012 10:45:00 AM
    congrats on a great win Heather

  1. Date: 11/8/2012 10:35:00 AM
    Congratulations on your win in Craig's "Loss" contest Heather. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 11/8/2012 10:04:00 AM
    Old photographs fade, so do memories in time, but always there is a special place where the best hide, always remembered.............Seren

  1. Date: 11/7/2012 3:52:00 PM
    wow, now this is an example of GOOD free verse style poetry. a fave!

  1. Date: 11/6/2012 2:22:00 PM
    I liked this a lot