shadow in the mirror

shadow in the mirror

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shadow in the mirror

I glimpse the shadow in the mirror
as soft and dark as midnight air
my eyes are slow to see the outline
of the space where once you were

you took the sunshine when you left me
I live now in constant chill
I purged all trace of you existence
but your spirit lingers still

your face still hides behind my eyelids
your laughter echoes through my dreams
but you don’t fill my every moment
I swear that’s just the way it seems

I know that you are gone forever
that I won’t hold you close again
none of these things are a problem
the memories of here inflict the pain

the day will come when I’ll forget you
and then my heart will stumble free
there’ll be no sorrowed tears in my eyes
and no water in the sea

my eyes are slow to see the outline
as soft and dark as midnight air
I glimpse the shadow in the mirror
it’s just the space where once you were

About AnElephantCant

An artist/writer/poet combination whose blogs reflect an approach to life that celebrates nature and takes a tongue-in-cheek view of most issues. So you get rhymes and doodles, photographs and comment. Irreverent and irrelevant. Occasionally funny, sometimes serious, mostly pointless. https://anelephantcant.me/
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6 Responses to shadow in the mirror

  1. Very good, really enjoyed listening.
    Scott

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  2. mandibelle16 says:

    So sad Elephant. The speaker has moved on, but still she is there lingering, often enough that he can’t escape her memory and the pain. I too hope his heart can one day “stumble free.” Hugs Elephant.

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