By Echoes of Orpheus

Like a post-nova lament
etched in black;
the debris of an age
blotting out and killing a light
that even when raged against,

Reaching like a reaper across stars,
replacing all that was beautiful in a man's known world
with the absense of light,
casting into shadow an entity that knows not

how to stop orbiting her wake...

I hold to the only trajectory
my heart has ever known.

Spinning in darkness, 
Spiraling in decay.

Surrounded by the remnants
of a supernova of proportions
that no star could ever hope to achieve.

Had it been corporeal,
the splitting of our souls would surely have
shredded space and time.

But this death and destruction
was contained within my chest

where I will keep it.

Every ashen shred I find.
Every piece of you and I
that used to be called us.

I'll be here hoping that one day the universe remembers
how things were supposed to be.

How gravity should catch and cradle this cloud 
and one day, even if every shred is dead,

I might hold you
once more.

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Copyright 2016 Echoes of Orpheus
Published on Monday, August 22, 2016.     Filed under: "Poetry"
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  • Jonas Robinson On Thursday, October 17, 2019, Jonas Robinson (979)By person wrote:

    So moving. I found so much comfort in reading this, because I haven't found many love poems which can express the depth of the beautiful ironies, and the depth of darkness and its beauties. Thank you for sharing, and congrats. :)

  • Divine hell On Wednesday, February 13, 2019, Divine hell (254)By person wrote:

    Beautiful imagery

  • Elle Amore On Tuesday, February 12, 2019, Elle Amore (17)By person wrote:

    Just creeping your writing, loving every minute of it

  • Cassette On Thursday, December 21, 2017, Cassette (1206)By person wrote:

    I forgot how much I enjoyed your writing... I'm on a kick of old voices; about to dive into your works list for a refresher of your lyrical posts.

  • Fantecstasy On Friday, September 9, 2016, Fantecstasy (128)By person wrote:

    Some things never change. *tips hat*

  • Just Dave On Monday, August 22, 2016, Just Dave (534)By person wrote:

    YIKES! This is a freakin good poem. Real good. Saved to favs.

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