Code Purple: Day Twenty

Highway lines
dashed the night,
two lanes
crossed into reflectors,
taming the fire
in your throat,
dulling the threat
to a whisper.

I always longed
for our silence.
There, I was
innocent again,
free of blame
and whole again.

In my dreams,
I didn’t fight
the ravine.
You grabbed the wheel
and I let go.

I never lived
past twenty one,
and you didn’t live
to hurt again.

©2015 Jessica Stephenson All Rights Reserved


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2 Responses to Code Purple: Day Twenty

  1. BWSBL says:

    Awesome. Sad. Deep. Always beautiful.


  2. Pingback: Code Purple: 2015 | In Potentia.

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