Daisy whispers that it's over as we watch the fragments fall
Into confetti fire...and I pretend for her that I'm not frightened; that I'm not terrified at all.
"Shh," I say and pull her closer, "Daisylynn, do you recall
The rain upon our windows and the Petrichor of Fall? When we would forage four-leaf clovers,
Reminiscing of our springs spent in Nepal?"
(And as confetti fire blossoms all around us)...as we dissipate into the dust that's shed from a r m a g e d d o n 's ball,
Catastrope surrounds me, and
The pieces of our heaven become one ginormous, crumbled-wall.
(I do my best to distract Daisy)--to keep her well-enthralled; I hum
On beat to Humpty Dumpty--"Do you remember, pretty Daisy, the way he tumbled down and had a fall?" (And as she starts to sing to me about the helpless Kingdom...)
Nostalgia dries our tired tears to salt; (then we cease amid confetti fire)--✨and to final sleep, we waltz✨. 💔
This poem was written for the Dancing with Distraction Challenge. :)
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