the wind whispers through your embrace. heat strangling the darkness with lace. and they forgot to look for you. should have done so when the lights were on. to be honest, they thought your light would be gone. give it a few days as they pursed their lips and dropped poison down the line.
but we can all see you now. waiting on the horizon, darkness draping you ablaze until it’s hard to look at you. harder to look away. all their hushed gatherings, blood in the drain… for nothing. not even they could hide the brilliance of your silhouette.
not with a thousand nooses. not with a single lie.
traipsing around in ringlets and finery, death shrouds at their wrists. even they stood in awe when night fell. you’d won when they’d counted on you coming undone.
its dangerous to forget. the waves can only erode so many bodies. their secrets can only hold so many people down. until someone remembers you.
a single voice to wake your truth. then nothing can hold you back.
insidious breath never smothers the live fire.
By Daphne Shadows