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still learning, still numb


By Chloë J.Published 3 months ago 1 min read
still learning, still numb
Photo by Kristopher Roller on Unsplash

sweep an arm across the sky,

watch the scattered constellations

confessing a thousand loves.


lay still, and stiller still,

intertwined and silent.

hearts sync and sink.


falling bullet stars,

your back takes the brunt,

and I rub salt on raw wounds.


still, still, both so still.

I don’t know when I end.

I don’t know when you begin.


I can’t tell where we end,

and the velvet heavens begin.

we are iridescent.


words whispered, words breathed,

from your lips to my ears.

fragmented, they rise,


quick-burning vapor,

to join the doomed and dying loves,

that rip through your back.


I love you,

that’s what you said;

admission, vow, plea.


but I didn’t know how.

so I let your love burn in and up,

tried to feel something from the flames.


still still, I lie alone,

the shield of your body gone.

I still feel nothing as I’m ripped apart.


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About the Creator

Chloë J.

Probably not as funny as I think I am

Insta @chloe_j_writes

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  • R. Angeli11 days ago

    The agony and the ecstasy at once, bravo!

  • Dana Crandellabout a month ago

    Very emotive. Well done!

  • Furqan2 months ago

    loved it

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