shadow in the mirror

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shadow in the mirror

I glimpse the shadow in the mirror
as soft and dark as midnight air
my eyes are slow to see the outline
of the space where once you were

you took the sunshine when you left me
I live now in constant chill
I purged all trace of your existence
but your spirit lingers still

your face still hides behind my eyelids
your laughter echoes through my dreams
you don’t fill my every moment
I guess that’s just the way it seems

I understand you’re gone forever
that I won’t hold you close again
none of these things are a problem
the memories of here inflict the pain

the day will come when I’ll forget you
and my heart will stumble free
no more sorrowed tears of torment
and no water in the sea

my eyes are slow to see the outline
as soft and dark as midnight air
I glimpse the shadow in the mirror
it’s just the space where once you were

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6 Responses to shadow in the mirror

  1. Bridgette says:

    So many beautiful lines here. You took me to the space I’ve been to so many times, staring into the spaces of loss. “the memories of here inflict the pain” – this line particularly resonated with me. All the ways they aren’t here to see the things of now. Here and not here. Brilliantly done.

    Like

  2. Katrin McElderry says:

    ‘…your spirit lingers still…’ you create beautiful lines about
    loss and love.

    Liked by 1 person

  3. jenne49 says:

    Utterly beautiful portrayal of the pain of loss, with just the wee touch of cynicism that raises it to real heartache.
    ‘Your face still hides behind my eyelids’ – perfect.

    Liked by 1 person

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