Fade Away.

How many scars did we justify because we loved the person holding the knife?

scars on your soul, scars on your skin

scars all over, mostly within.

How many scars did we justify because we loved the person holding the knife?

sadly, his knife could not kill me and it did not win.

but his goodbye is what ended me, and with it, all that I have ever been.

How many scars did we justify because we loved the person holding the knife?

Scars on your soul, scars on your skin.

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One thought on “Fade Away.

  1. Sherein, A wonderful use of repetition and circularity in this very moving, very tough-minded poem. That’s not an easy line to hold, but I think this poem manages it, by seeing the “story” from two perspectives at the same time–not just thanks to the use of we and you, but the way the sympathy moves back and forth. There is compassion and, as the word “justify” suggests, judgement, as well. Great use of media too.

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