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Two Winters Ago This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.

October 14, 2012

Rae H., Sugar Land, TX By Holocene, Sugar Land, TX

You breathed the breath out of my lungs
and collapsed my already
crumbling and feeble chest.
Without touching
you looked at me
with eyes like night and knives
until all that was left were ashes.
My heart fought wildly
against all the hopes and fears
but in the end all that was left
was an empty cave, and echoes of you
bouncing off the walls.
Winter whispered its good-bye
and long after you were gone
your stiff jeans and slouch
stayed with me, in the palms
of my searching hands.
It haunts me still
how your playing lips
never said my name.


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