Happiness bought

I bought happiness

Through the scribbled letters

Of a prescription paper

And then smiles and giggles

Overflowed from my mouth

Smiles that are lies

Giggles that are sighs

And then I sharpen

My blunt ends

To be crisp and crunch

To the already crispy world

Pretending to be alive

While all i am

Is skeletal remains

Of a withered leaf…

Fallen long ago

From the grip of

Its life……..

17 comments

  1. The first three lines are a wonderful hook. I was immediately drawn into the story. Then the rest pulled at my heart strings. The open form lends itself to the beauty of the flow. This is one of my favorites!

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