An Original Poem: Flashes
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An Original Poem: Flashes

An original poem inspired by a summer storm.

An Original Poem: Flashes
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I was inspired to write this piece while driving home with my best friend/roommate. There was a storm going on and I couldn't take my eyes off the lightening. So here is my poem and I hope you enjoy.


Roaring down the highway,

Lights appear to flash as we speed past.

The silence in the air is cold,

suddenly shattered by the crash of thunder.

Startled, we jump like hot corn kernels.

The hot and muggy night coudnt have been more different

Than the frigid air between us, filled with betrayal and rage.

The sky gives ways and the clouds begin to weep.

I catch a glimpse of his face,

Unfazed, unapologetic,

Dare I say righteous.

Every detail I used to love,

Slowly melts into an unrecognizable blob,

Of what once used to be cherished.

Splashes of deep sea blue and green forests

Your eyes no longer enchant me,

They appear dull and lifeless.

The body sitting beside me is just that,

A mass of skin and bones,

A shell.

A fire burns in my chest,

Threatening to explode at the slightest disturbance.

He glances over and offers a half smile,

My eyes roll in disgust.

An impossibly short 5 mile drive to my house,

Felt longer than our roadtrip

Across the country.

Time is the greatest magician,

Days can feel like minutes,

Minutes feel like years.

The lights flying by slow to a stop.

Rushing out, I pause to slam the car door,

The fire in my chest has consumed me.

With the rage of a caged lion,

I slam the car door shut,

Shrieking a string of expletives.

Racing to my front door,

Fumbling with the mass of keys

Barely contained on their chain.

Once inside, I slide down to the floor stunned

Moving impossibly slow like molasses in winter.

I cannot begin to process what has happened.

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