echoes of loss.

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The midnight slowly hums the song I long to lose. It reverberates inside my head, but I do hope not between the spaces of your lungs. I have memorized its lyrics of loss—it still desperately cries. It begs for some release from me to you; it pleads us to fall apart.

It is only when you have burned your first cigarette that I realize this is fear. By the time the dawn wakes, I know you will disappear. I ask you to finish the bottle of whiskey so you will become nauseous enough to stay for the last night.

And when it has happened, I watch you sleep because I feel as if I have missed the nights I should have stayed awake and now, it is too late.


WORD COUNT: 130

Thank you for reading this story. If you want to talk about random things with me, do not hesitate to reach me through my “Contact” page. All the best love, my dear.

let me hold your words before you leave;

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