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Memories That Stay After Goodbye

Your Funeral Was Not The End For Me

By Meaghan GallagherPublished 4 months ago 1 min read
Memories That Stay After Goodbye
Photo by Jill Dimond on Unsplash

Words as sweet as honey

Smooth as honey

As it slides down

the back of your throat

Fingertips sliding across

The glossy surface

Of the coffin

Bittersweet, it had been

To taste your lies

I should have known

With how sweet

And silky those words

Slid through me

Like a hot knife

Sliding through butter

Like that same knife

Sliding straight into the very heart

That used to beat

Like hummingbird wings

But now, I just remember

The feel of the coffin

As it closed

The feel of it sliding into place

Just so easily

Like familiar lovemaking

Between old lovers

As you slide

into the very heart of me

Slicing so quickly and deeply

Like we were made

For one another

I believed every one of your words

That you'd always be there

That you'd be the feel of

Velvet embracing me

But you're not here anymore

And memories I have

Are struggling to stay

They are falling away

Like water eroding

Jagged rocks

And soon only

the smoothness

Will remain

Over memories you promised

Never to leave behind

But you're a grave in my heart

I bring flowers to in the name

Of your memory

Sometimes, I touch the surface of your gravestone

Drag my fingertips over it

Like I did to your coffin

How smooth it felt against my skin

No, it's not as easy to say goodbye

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About the Creator

Meaghan Gallagher

Eclectic Witch | Poet & Writer | Music Enthusiast

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  • Dharrsheena Raja Segarran4 months ago

    Gosh this ripped my heart out of my chest! So poignant and emotional!

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