Effervescent sparkles twist and then wend in the air
Reaching out a hand, palm proffered, as if to catch one
But through my outstretched fingers they slip
Like the amber sands of passing time
Remember the days when you were mine?
If I close my eyes, colors spiral and juxtapose
A rainbow kaleidoscope of beauty just for me
I open my eyes to all shades of grey and darkness
Like the fleeting happiness I feel
Remember when we were so real?
A ballerina of glass turns circles in a room
Performing for a nonexistent, blank audience
I have birdlike bones and slim features
On observation, I’m skeletal
Like a macabre puppet from above
Darling, recall when we lost our love?
The room is set ablaze and tongues of flame reach out
I watch them with wonderment, wishing that they could speak
Like a devil in self intention
Sweetheart, I need your intervention
Wispy cirrus clouds spread across the horizon
To my eyes they were shattered and feathered wings
Now dark harbingers of darkness take their places
The sunlight bends to a shadowy overture
Like the future takes over the past
Oh, my love, why, why couldn’t we last?