Like Fiction

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I built you
from snapshots
and movie stills,
and I watched you
turn into fiction,
your bones
becoming paper stained
with tears and
words you’ll never read.

You were a novel
crafted til you reached perfection,
that pedestal of hope
that never really existed
outside these fantasy pages.

I turned us into poetry,
into stanzas and verses
while the world read,
their breath held,
their hearts aching.

They devour my agony
on their screens,
beckon me to change you,
to explain us
when all I could ever do
is fabricate
who I wanted you to be,
paint pictures
of who I imagined we were,

while you live
in a reality I’ll never see.

~ Patience



6 thoughts on “Like Fiction

    • I love when I come across words that do that to me. Connection like that is so rare. Thank you for always reading and being so amazing. I don’t know if I’m a good writer, but it makes me happy that you think I am. 🙂 🙂 🙂

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  1. hi! thought of you tonight … or is it morning… and how you and I and all these lovely empty words would not exist otherwise.

    happy to find you still


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