Burned Down

failure poem
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Dark and murky,
seeping under doors and into the soul,
the smell that awakens memory,
and bittersweet air of loss.

Warm and sticky,
it curls around the heart and grips her,
makes her go around again,
the flashes of a time misspent.

Stale and dirty,
the places it has lived and loved,
or simply filled a fleeting wish,
it animates false reality.

Dark and murky,
the blood upon my hands,
the bones beneath my feet,
shed and broken by this smoke.


more by VK LYNNE

photograph by Cecil Vedemil


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VK Lynne

VK Lynne is a writer and musician from Los Angeles. She penned the award-winning web series 'Trading on 15', and her writing has been published in Image Curve, The Elephant Journal, GEM Magazine and Guitar Girls Magazine. She has authored lyrics for three of her own solo albums and for the bands Vita Nova, stOrk, and The Spider Accomplice.

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