love · poems · Poetry

One Last Kiss Goodbye

I had lost myself in the pain
Of forgotten dreams.
I had lost myself in the darkness
Of the night.
But there you stood,
On the threshold of
My grave.

Black roses in your hand
And dried tears on your cheeks.
You were like smoke in mirrors.
A welcomed apparition,
Tasked with taking me home.

My past burned in my mind.
I was unable to let it go;
One foot in the beyond,
And the other one in the future.
But there you were,
Like a wish upon a falling star.
Enigmatic and heavenly.
You were the salve on my
Destroyed soul.

Cast out into the world,
Alone and discarded,
You took me to a place,
One can only fantasize about.

I walked in a haze,
Off-course and
Off-track,
But you gathered me
In your arms,
And brought me back to life.

You were a memory
That made me see that kingdoms
Aren’t all made of
Diamonds and gold.
Kingdoms like mine are built upon
Ashes and dust.

You loved the demons
In me.
The dark and the light.
You tasted my shame
And gave me a reason
To shine again.
And then you vanished
Into thin air.

But I saw you in the shadows
Last night.
I thought you were nonexistent until
You gifted me with
One last kiss goodbye.

And then I knew.
I knew you weren’t a hallucination.
You weren’t a figment of my
Imagination.
You were real and
I remember you.

~KVP
Art: Olivia Mears

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