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Fairy Tale
TheFallen418

she knew it
 1
well before the sheets were drenched in wine,
 2
before the photographs
 3
with their frames and glass
 4
were thrown with heavy might
 5
shattering along the kitchen floor
 6
 
 
she knew it.
 7
long before words were spoken
 8
and all dreams that laid dormant
 9
were fully, and finally broken.
 10
 
 
she knew it
 11
before a heavy traffic accident of words
 12
sat in a hoarse throat
 13
and as she grabbed a coat
 14
she left behind the dusts of doubt
 15
that lingered like moths in the night.
 16
 
 
she knew it
 17
as the car pilot light shined overhead,
 18
haloing over the thoughts
 19
left circling and regrettably unsaid.
 20
 
 
the mad houses overflow
 21
and out the mouth of the dreary buildings
 22
come the ones’ we love
 23
the ones we allow to sit in our thoughts.
 24
 
 
straitjackets still on
 25
they run amuck in the streets, in the bars.
 26
we know it.
 27
and we say we knew it
 28
long before excessive arguments over dinner,
 29
before morning streaks of orange
 30
fracture the blinds, shining shards of faint light
 31
over two separated sleeping bodies,
 32
before the pilot light reflects
 33
over words spilling out our ears.
 34
 
 
all of us.
 35
tearing through the alleyways
 36
with hair ablaze, and feet pounding like drums.
 37
away we go, with love and it uncertainties.
 38
all of us
 39
knew it before
 40
and know it now.
 41
 
 
we. all. are. mad.
 42
 43

11 May 16


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