Nostalgia by Shahd AlShammari

Full of thoughts of you-

that second I felt my ribcage expanding

that second I couldn’t contain all of you in me

Your darkness surrounded me, 

preyed on me,

fed on me.

Savored every last drop

you left me dehydrated.

Nothing but a carcass, a carcass to be probed.

And you came back,

fiercly demanding your red carpet.

Strolling across my ashes,

you yelled at me for crumbling, for decomposing.

I bowed my head.

The universe threw its head back and laughed.

You smiled.

And angel, how I miss that smile.

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