into smoke

precipice by anelephantcant

Click here to hear the poem read aloud by the poet:

into smoke

I follow her into the nightmare
although I am terrified of the cost
so deep so deep is the night
that even the darkness is lost

when we arrive at the precipice
there is no slight hint of surprise
her wry smile does not falter
her hair falls over her eyes

I hear a tinkle of laughter
but I do not get the joke
I see a glimpse of  shadow
as she disappears into smoke

the flowers have all wilted
she says fly butterfly fly
the cocoon slowly crumbles
the sky begins to cry

she steps between the raindrops
is untouched by the wind
I collapse beneath my innocence
uncertain of where I sinned

she dances with no inhibition
cares blow away in the breeze
as she radiates sunshine
my soul melts in deep freeze

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