Poem: Faded

 

We were full of life

both of us, ready

to start this journey

together

 

You were bursting with potential

a blank canvas

waiting to absorb

everything

 

I cleaned your wounds

you kept me warm

I made you

purple

 

But now you look so haunted

your skin crumbles, flakes away

your flesh has turned

skeletal

 

Did you follow me into the darkness?

Absorb

the shadows

on that lonely road?

 

Did my silent demons

strip

the purple

and flesh from your bones?

 

I never meant to let you

fade

No one told me

a building could be depressed.

 


© Natalie Mansfield

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