Awash in a sea of seconds and exhalations

Heartstrings throb,

Bruised with 'have' and 'have not''s

I won't fade because of you

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My stars have fallen

Without my wishes

And death looms for the immortal

Pendulum scythe

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Swinging free in my ribcage

Where did all the fairy tales go?

Princes chained in towers,

Snow White summoning monsters

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Here, in this, my music box

Under lock and key

Guarding thoughts and pressed pansies

Is a smaller, perfect me

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Wishing wells don't charm

My heart sinks to depths

Love songs are ballads long since worn

Bittersweet? Yes.

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Tainting my tongue and your ears

Where did the nursery rhymes go?

Spiders eating curdled whey,

Thirteen crows baked in a pie.

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Here, in this, my music box

Under lock and key

Guarding thoughts and pressed pansies

Is a smaller, perfect me

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Here, in this, my music box

Under lock and key

Guarding thoughts and pressed pansies

Is a smaller, perfect me

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Awash in a sea of seconds and exhalations

Heartstrings throb,

Bruised with have and have nots

I won't fade because of you

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I'll just fade. . .