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Purple, Orange, and Red



The sun is setting,
but forgetting will get us nowhere.
Failed attempts at peace dissolve ambition
and serve only as ammunition against this frail light.
Those sinking colors are magnificent,
ancient in their chaotic techniques,
Purple on the edges, Orange in parts,
and, at the heart, that prideful, bloody Red.
With them you go,
knowingly fading in time to that horizon,
leaving me only with the sun’s promise:
that bliss will come with the sunrise.
In this absence of light
past delight dissipates and gives way,
telling me to slip away, to forget the sun,
to run from all that I once knew.
I do not fear the darkness,
for it is less than the dawn;
there is no telling what tragedy lay in wait,
for the fate I once had is gone.
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Kassandra Konecny is a lover of listening to music, hiking in the mountains, and observing the way people act. She began writing vigorously when she was fourteen and will hopefully never stop. She has had her fair share of trials lately, and tries to encompass nearly every subject there is to study into her writing. Kassandra plans to study creative writing and psychology. She's 17 and currently lives in Utah with her family. Contact her at kassandrakonecny@hotmail.com more…

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