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Sapphire Serenity

by Karissa E.L. Cuff 3 months ago in heartbreak · updated 3 months ago
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Formed From Starlight

Sapphire Serenity
Photo by Toa Heftiba on Unsplash


The world is black and white

Like an old TV screen and

The room is an ashen grey

An overcast sky promising rain

But he is blue

A sapphire serenity formed from starlight

Shades of teal and cobalt and cerulean swirling

Like a whirlpool of change and hope



You wanted to collide with him

Before you'd even heard the light gentleness to his voice

And you didn't care what kind of explosion it might cause



You've always loved spotlights and applause

Always reached for the kinds of boys who attracted both

But he is dressed in normality, wearing kindness

In the same way they wore destruction



You crave the feeling of

Your hands running along his spine

But he is a closed book and they say that

He is somebody else's to read

You hope she turns the pages carefully



The epilogue is this

There is no explosion because there

Was no collision

Only a granite coloured room

And you wondering about

The warmth that could've been


About the author

Karissa E.L. Cuff

I breathe in words and bleed in sentences. Writing is my love language.

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