Within

within 1

i showed you my soul / once / not sure if you remember / not sure if you care / we were walking side by side / on that trail / holding hands / i was watching the way / your lips formed each smile / and we were talking about / the future / it was just warm enough / to sweat / and we explored the forest / with a camera / and a kiss /

within 2

i watched you open up and unfold / once / not sure if you remember / not sure if you care / you were so young / and beautiful / the sunlight made your eyes dance / with blue flames / i whispered in your ear / and kissed you on the neck / you pulled me close / said you loved me / everything seemed / perfect /

within 3

i watched the sunset with you / once / not sure if you remember / not sure if you care / we were out at the lake / together / you told me i looked handsome / and i actually believed you / we talked about the end of the world / and all of the horrible things / that were happening / you whispered a secret / and i lost track of the words /

within 4

i shared my life with you / once / not sure if you remember / not sure if you care / we were both a mess / complicated / ghosts within a cemetery / i allowed myself to become / entangled / intertwined / like our limbs / that time we were were pressed / against each other / in that darkened room / and i really thought it meant / something /

within 5

i made a vow to you / once / not sure if you remember / not sure if you care / you were crying / softly / i was holding your hand / and looking at your face / funny / how time can change  / a memory / thought it was the greatest day / that day / tonight i see it all / so differently / and you cannot see / anything / at all /

within 6

i died / once / not sure if you remember / not sure if you care / all of those tubes / running into my body / within my veins / you were the reason / that i struggled / to escape the darkness / the cold / grasping onto my heart / i showed you what to expect / on the other side / of the door / you were offered the key / but you turned / and walked away /

within 7 original writing & original artwork by j. e. lattimer

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