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Sep 2015
were her eyes,
not unlike the figures dancing in her dreams,
not unlike the ghosts slinking from shadow to shadow.
why did they travel by darkness?
the most haunting of our demons are felt deep into dawn.

pulled apart,
handful by shaking handful,
dissolving into wilted puddles at her feet.
were they not a thing of beauty, even in their dying breath?
a muse is born from the entrails of despair.

as if the sea were a hand crafted treasure,
as if her tears somehow molded into the newest stars,
depression was not a thought until it was pressed into her lips.
will it sink her again?
brilliance never sleeps alone.
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