So long, dear.
By Molly Amanda Wilson
It was in that instant the veil was gone
Veil…is that too cliché?
What I mean is finally I could see you
The faults that were said to be nonexistent glowed around your cracked skin
Cracked skin…sounds painful
But not only did I see you
I saw me
Through your eyes
That part hurt the most, or I thought it would at the time
Until I saw that your punch line was even more biting
Except I didn't find either joke funny
So instead of swooning (as was my usual reaction in your presence)
I went home
And you faded away with time
Like every other regret.