Evanesce

how did love become
a ship embraced by dead air
decaying in a wasting sea

how could time betray
all I felt inside
what we used to be

now bound by convenient excuses
we’re given over to subtle abuses

but how could we let go
we were so quickened—reborn
with that well timed bolt of lightning

does a spark of that remain
or is all hope restrained
as a dead wind’s jaws biting

Written by Matthew – 2016
© 2016 This Mortal Flesh

 

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16 thoughts on “Evanesce

  1. ‘how could time betray
    all I felt inside
    what we used to be’

    This particular stanza really spoke to me. I often struggle with change. Of course, time is largely responsible for this. Your personification of it as some kind of backstabber feels really appropriate in times of depression. Thanks for writing this! I look forward to seeing what you write next 🙂

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    • Whereas it is a horrible feeling, I am glad it spoke to you. At least in the sense that we are not alone in this feeling. Time can be a great betrayer if you let it slip away unchecked. Thanks so much for reading. I wish you peace my friend.

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