The Bodies

You said the body

held power, but then

I watched everyone

around me


And the people that

once stood

like skyscrapers now

fell to the


They became a blank page,

a closed door

and nobody could

stop them from

losing control.

I watched you unfold

into nothing but

dust, and

I think that was the

first time I

say you cry.

It isn’t a trick.

It isn’t a lie.

They told you that

blood was thicker than


Though, you watched

your daughter turn

into ash.

You see, we were

given these velvet

arms and legs to

march ahead,

not behind.


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s