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nothing left, nothing more

Another year has gone by So much has changed Yet it is as if nothing has Around the clock It’s been heartbreak hours Around the clock Somehow this one hit the most There is absolutely no going back from this All of it has been done and said before Nothing is by surprise Even the autumn leaves are not falling at this point As much as I want them to No remedies No sugar high no more All that’s left in my mouth is The bitter aftertaste of something burnt and rotten Frail and crumbling to the touch Slipping away from me Give too much and too much has been taken Making stock from the same bone Until there is no more umami Nothing left no more Always a part of the scene In the spotlight At my best Nowhere to be seen At my worst Lurking In the shadows It’s not me It’s you Hours of humiliation They humble me This is the last time This clock strikes five No more As I kick it down the marble floors No more Powdered gold can’t even fix what was broken Beyond repair There are no more black or white Not even lines of gray Nothing left Nothing more

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