Thursday, April 11, 2013

Sticky Things & Bad Endings

From Day 6 of PAD Challenge - write a post poem
*Another fun one, I wrote two for this prompt.

Sticky yellow squares
float in the air,
giving purpose
to what not to miss
with their good intent
of what you don't want to forget.

A day's worth of notes
and things you wrote
scribbled across
thoughts not lost
firmly held in place
just in case.


Hidden in ashes
a crumpled heap emerges
black and bruised,
limping blindly through
a cloud of smoke.

Consumed by her own
self-induced disaster
she chokes on
what could have been
and what's left.

Through the fog
an errant memory
pierces her heart.

He asks, "Would you?"

She closes her eyes
before she falls again
and, through the pain, says,
"Not even if you were the
last man on Earth
these things always end badly."

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