The Bodies

You said the body

held power, but then

I watched everyone

around me

crumble.

And the people that

once stood

like skyscrapers now

fell to the

floor.

They became a blank page,

a closed door

and nobody could

stop them from

losing control.

I watched you unfold

into nothing but

dust, and

I think that was the

first time I

say you cry.

It isn’t a trick.

It isn’t a lie.

They told you that

blood was thicker than

water.

Though, you watched

your daughter turn

into ash.

You see, we were

given these velvet

arms and legs to

march ahead,

not behind.

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