Polaroid in the Rain



I’m staring at your Polaroid
Laying on this rain-stained concrete
Pulling at my heart strings
Your smile that’s fading
I’ve been playing along as this Marionette
All decisions made final by the sound of your voice
You’ve controlled me to a point where I now feel the need to be deleted
No longer existent in the world where you’re living
The colors of your Polaroid ran blurry from the ripples in this water
You’re no longer present
And there’s a void along the seams of this picture
I’m used to the starvation
The hunger you left in your wake
I can’t quite put a name to it
The way my bones started aching
I felt naked without your touch
But what else could I have done
When you left without a trace
In the blink of an eye
I was standing bare foot in this wasteland
Just staring at your Polaroid
It’s all I had left of us
Now it’s laying there
In this river my eyes have created
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Written on February 07, 2024

Submitted by Arx7Echo on February 08, 2024

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Quick analysis:

Scheme ABCDAEFDGHGIJKDLIMNOAPQF
Closest metre Iambic pentameter
Characters 902
Words 170
Stanzas 1
Stanza Lengths 24

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