Requiem for RK After 365 Days (September 2017)
Arched brows, bulging white-eyes, head craned back,
Goofy, and star struck: the way you’d looked up to me,
Like I was something you could not believe. You made me
Feel like I was special. You had that effect on us Earthlings.
Of course, it's me, so through my crooked smirk,
I'd chuff, and spit out something kinda mean,
(Because it always made me feel uncomfortable,
The way we were each other's comfortable thing).
You would furrow your brow, and stomp your feet,
I'd condescendingly stroke your puffed out cheek.
You were like a damn cartoon with all that energy,
But you’re gone, replaced by black absence’s sting.
While I miss the texts, the calls, the drunken spats,
The sound of your voice, you’re unbridled savagery,
What I have lost is the rose magic your eyes projected,
The bit of crazy pink glitter you spilled, and I collected.
I carry some of that sparkle, like transferred paint,
And you'd laugh to know I couldn't shed it if I tried.
No, when a meteor lands, the impact runs through you,
You rubbed off on me, just like all of my best people do.
You are watching me, nibbling on a silver horse skull,
Tangled with the coppery outline of Arizona,
Facing the wrong direction on a broken, knotted chain.
The way you liked it, and the way that drove me insane.
This is how you live on, as vivid memories in my brain,
Your sweet echo saying, “I don't want you to feel pain.”
This is the follow-up to "For Rachel." A year later, and it is almost hard to believe that the world is getting on without you, little one. It is not always easy, in fact its often barely tolerable, but I am making the best of it. I am making a life without you, but I miss you all the time. Keep chirping away in my ear. I need you to keep me in line.
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