You have the most beautiful eyes

That I have ever seen, you know.

But I don’t even know how or…

Why the light left them that day

Will you trust me with the truth,

Can you confide in me, gorgeous?

Your eyes don’t live no more

Tell me how one so young lost so much

The greatest poem under your sun

Remains unwritten, my dear,

The moment of your life

Is still yet to come

And even if you feel empty and alone

Your story has only just begun

But the light to spark it to your sky

Has been extinguished-

Tell me, star fallen from the moon,

What happened to you

I saw that light slip,

Watched it fade

Your eyes went charcoal, then ash

You were innocent

And got so badly hurt that…

The embers glowing in your irises

Vanished.

Photo by Patrick Brinksma on Unsplash

Thanks for the read, please feel free to check out more of my writing. Click here to see my most recent poem, a family reunion tale, or read this one on dreams. Also, I recently published this short story as an ode to music.

I write poetry, prose, and personal pieces. All images are mine unless indicated otherwise. Feel free to leave feedback on my work anytime; I hope you enjoy.

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