Evanescent

via Daily Prompt: Impression

The subtle impression of your fingerprints on a glass

Fade evaporating

Heat long gone

 

A quiet hiss

Your whisper heard as if an evening breeze cajoling leaves

a once familiar voice

 

The sting of your signature cologne on my neck

Grazed by calloused touch

Residue of you

 

Consider the Sky

I have the great fortune of living in the sky, many floors high. Gazing West.

Every evening I observe an ever changing, dynamic interplay of currents that toss and tickle the layers of clouds. Celestial exhalations like God’s soft breath create unique patterns. Another beautiful sky tonight. Be mindful of nature’s exquisite elements. 

Consider the sky. 

Not this time

The child that never came

sits in the room corner of my subconscious

Soot layers of maternal inclination coat the weathered chair

Stagnant air surrounds

with barren stillness
His curled fingers clutch at bare knees

Worn dominos

from endless play lie at his feet

His calm stare has stopped asking ‘when’

My eyes once again downcast

Not this time

Magic Show

Shall I undo all the memories of you?

As a magician might hypnotize an audience member.

Throw a dark cloak and obscure every moment,

every falsehood uttered

Then pull my white rabbit heart from a top hat.

“Tadam”
Yes I would volunteer to stand centre stage,

Spotlight on my pain

Be sawed into halves, or infinite pieces

However long it takes

Numbed to the teeth rasping back and forth.

(Insert audience gasp)

Just to be free of you.
When an empath encounters a narcissist, the former could well do with a magician to erase the whole miserable encounter. No rabbits were harmed during this act. 

Image courtesy of American Museum of Magic. 

Edge of Never

via Daily Prompt: Precipice

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Clutching arm to arm

I promise a stunning view

and reassuring every foot fall

our confidence renews

 

But the trail is tortuously changed

Or my memory of it so

weathered over time

I know not which way to go

 

My promise of the edge of forever

Gives way to the edge of never

Precipice

Risk of falling inevitable