I wanted to save him


But as I lean back in my seat

trying to reach his past

trying to catch his dark cloud in a bottle

and throw it in the sea

He refuses to open his mouth…

he can’t

know me.


I tried to get him to


But he rushes past my outstretched hand

shouting into the void

saying he can’t love

saying he’s given up.



I try to smile when he laughs

when he talks

when he breathes

but he has me

giving up too.


His hand is smoke

when I try to hold it

he’s already halfway gone


I wanted so badly

to save him,

to be his rock

to keep him from

giving in to the void


But he

fell and

fell and


I watched.

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Written 11/2/14

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