white to red 2010


White is numb.

White is clean.

You step into white

when everything else is blank,

like that night.

You followed.

Step, step, step. “Come closer.”

Step, step. Whiteness.

You are so innocent it leaves me numb,

turns off sensory.

Turns off. Off

Are they gone?

“Yes, my darlin’, they drove off with whatever purity was left.”

Drove off to the highway. Good. 

Skin around my wrists bump against my pockets searching for the light.

Gone. All gone.

I look at my nails. Red.

Author's Notes/Comments: 

i remember this day too well.

high school 

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