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15th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Mobile
Fractured Reflection

Emerging a creature of morbid wish, My heart and mind battle for a kiss Of dream’s ground to keep me from wake; I’m blending, blurring, and fading away Oh my heart, my mind, my soul! What are these changes; no longer whole. These thoughts, the poison to boil thy hate; I am fading, fading, fading away Oh innocents why desert me so. Does not this lament keep me alone? Have you not seen the price I pay; Now just a memory, fading away. Oh world, I now see the game! As sirens do you call my name. Somehow I wish that I could say, I will never fade away. You sing to me your lullabies, Trying to drown my faithful cries. Though flesh I be, I cannot stay Or forever will I be this way. The lies you let drift from your lips Deceive my ears, burnt by kiss. On ash and earth I stand to say, I will not fade away! So here I walk, on narrow road With my story; still untold. Alone I weep, alone I pray Alone I stand; they fade away "The Fades" by Karisa L. Clark

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Date Taken: 07.2017
Date Uploaded: 07.2017
Photo Location: Warsaw, Indiana, United States of America
Copyright: © Karisa L. Clark