After That


One of us was innocent.
It was the only thing
I knew


Closing in
you choke


My stomach
falls, leaving
dust behind


A crash in the
sky, it lights
as fast as fire


And you don’t smile.


This confuses me.
My mind muddled
in a million memories,
I’m buried deep
And I remember
you smiling.


Aren’t you supposed to smile?


But you leave my
questions unanswered
I’m falling
flying through a mist


But a tiger with its back to me

was suddenly transformed
It turned around
claws outstretched
Ready to snatch my soul
Snarling a reality
straight into my face


Without any warning
the monster appeared
I tell myself
I should have known…


A Venus flytrap
Enticing me
Turned on me at the
last moment


A flower, faking its rainbow
finally faded to
crackling coals
Needless to say
They don’t keep me warm


I grew up fast.
After that.

Author's Notes/Comments: 

Written 4/9/14

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  You are quite brilliant. I


You are quite brilliant. I can't stop reading. 


I really loved the second to last verse, the bit about a flower faking its rainbow. Great job. 


"It is a terrible thing to be so open. It is as if my heart put on a face and walked into the world" -- Sylvia Plath.