You Left

Katie D. Johnson

I watch with darkened pools of green as you gloss over me.

I cry rusty nails in silent agony as you drift further away.

I beat against my own skull, my own mind, as you leave me to freeze in the ice of my own husk.

But you don't look back.

Not even once.

You fly away in your lofty grace, leaving me to rot in my sinking mass of messy memories.

Why does everyone assume I'm strong in your absence when I can barely hang onto myself; someone I'm not sure I even really know?

I just want to watch Disney movies on your random whims.

I just want to color some life into my smile as I talk to you about my day.

But you left.

And you aren't coming back.