Time Melts Away

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I painted your portrait in my mind,
and tried to spell out
every intricacy.
Fell in love with the thoughts that were tortured
and gave new meaning
to haunting me.
I placed all the memories in pages,
and straightened them out
with a cover,
I tried to write the story of our lives,
but got lost
because it’s still not over.

Time melts away,
I asked you to stay,
you promised to give me
your every last day.
Into the dark,
I’d fall much too far,
but I’d go there gladly
if that’s where you are.

I saw museums of butterflies pinned up,
in windows of glass
held up by spikes.
I watched their wings flutter in fury
as they struggled
to reclaim their lives.
Bound by a sadness and sadism
of a race bent only
on love
For oneself, for the mind, for each other
spent lost only
on cause.

Time melts away,
but you promised you’d stay,
you promised you’d give me
your every last day.
I gave you my heart,
I’d walk into the dark
as long as, my darling,
that remains where you are.

I see the mirrors growing older,
lines of rust staining creases
in my face.
I see shards cracking, and starting to smolder
as we age a little
more every day.
I watch ruins turn into black ashes
and splash my feet
in the things that once were.
I hold tightly to everything you knew
and everything that
you and I are.

Time melts away into the dark,
and I know we’ve not travelled too far,
but I love you with all of my heart,
and I’d follow you, if that’s where you are.

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About Mattie J.

My name is Mattie J. Hamilton, and I am seventeen years old. I live in a cute little house in the country in Southern Indiana, and have lived there my entire life. I self-published two books of poetry a few years ago, but I much prefer writing fiction of poetry, journalism, or any other sort of writing. I'm somewhat new to the blogging world, and I may come off as a bit of an ameteur, but hey, I am an ameteur. Proud of it. After all, I'm just a kid, and I have plenty of time to learn.

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