Embraces shatter, leaving timeless stories,
Wrapped in butterfly nets, tied with velvet ribbons.
Tangled cob webs and ghost blankets.
Restless feelings and Kodak moments.
Wasting into forever,
Alone, rotting in the pantry.
Forgotten happiness, buried by sorrows,
Telling tomorrow, yesterday’s lies.
A hollow soul searching for absent pieces,
Going nowhere, tires spinning in mud.
Falling from grace,
Finding no one to catch you.
Reaching out, clutching entirely on air.
Clouds of fog slide between fingertips,
Walking through mist, traveling over quicksand,
Trying to find light during a Midnight Sun.
A solitary fragment in a sea of glass.
Hearing the sound of silence for the first time.
The empty feeling unarrival brings,
~Brenda Chiri 6/16/2018
Copyright © Leilei Brooks | Year Posted 2018