Oscar_Locke

Australia

we are all ghosts,
here.

over the black

October 5, 2019

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i watch my lifetimes
like a dewdrop throbbing 
on vein
i see the reflection of my gaze
in the sink
the bathroom tile
past the shadow of the door
the edge of living
my age
like light through the canopy
the carcass of childhood
sinks beneath the autumn leaves
into earth
like rain
i take my turn to breathe, between people
i try to look for my reflections
years stolen, thrown
by me, i have
the weather is the same 
in my memories
as if it was summer always
the blue sky hides
the dissolution, the hole
and the future
walks next to my shoulder
prophetic
the words become windows
i let myself look through
i see all the people i was
and the way we turned away
i was so scared
of the rising waterline
and adulthood
that refuses to stay
like the tide
i will miss this
in another lifetime
and the security in pain
forgiven, you have given
in another lifetime
i will always love you
and that day 
like the meaning 
will never change.

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  • aryelee

    you're so incredibly talented at writing short lines that make me feel so much that i have to stop and take a second to breathe. 'the carcass of childhood / sinks beneath the autumn leaves / into earth / like rain', 'i see all the people i was / and the way we turned away', 'and the security in pain / forgiven, you have given / in another lifetime / i will always love you' are lines that just knocked the breath out of me and left me reeling from the emotional impact they had on me. i am always so happy to be able to read your work and this is why!!


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