today, blue skies tasted like
broken clocks and empty
barrels

i had to hide under
the rainbow

because reality was
too clear, too tight
with perceptions of
how it should be done
your way

.with flickered shadows
i rented this heart
and you trashed it
because it cost you
very little anyway so
nevermind

regret mimics silence
and sleeps in the spaces
we've left

candlelights dimming

something i've lost and
never
recovered

the nameless loss

how could i abandon
the wreck
and what remains

when it could never
abandon me