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Elegantly I fade

Updated: Jun 2, 2023

I am horribly limited

Yet I took a blind leap of faith

One that led me nowhere

But brought back arrows dipped in the sweetest poison


Don’t count your chickens before they hatch

I never listen, do I?

Made a few promises along the way,

Ones I was certain I could keep

All because I’d hoped that for a single moment

My love for you could ricochet


It was their fault, not mine

They told me to follow my heart

How unfortunate that it led me to you?


Elegantly I faded, as I burned the letters I wrote,

Hundreds of remarks I couldn’t say to you;

Words I couldn’t admit to myself

I watched as they caught the very flame I’d once thought signified you and I


I left, but I couldn’t bear the desolation you’d be in

If the tear-soaked papers fell into the wrong hands

I couldn’t fathom the cruelty of it all, not any day have I done so


They’d look at me in dismay,

Burn the witch, they’d say

So I ran


I ran as fast as my legs could take me

To someplace, I’d go

To someplace I know

For my perishing heart didn’t dare take another chance on uncertainty.

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