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The After Days

wpid-free-write-friday-kellie-elmore.jpgThis week’s FWF prompt is a word bank: blanket – falsetto – cumbersome – cinema – coins

The after days

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she remained, tucked beneath the overstuffed blanket she refused to remove a single limb or thought from the warmth and comfort of her bed.

life had morphed itself into something much more cumbersome than not and she lacked the will to carry its burden today,

so she lay. pretending her heart wasn't broken. dreaming that her world didn't invert the moment he said all the things he shouldn't have said... only he should have said them, sooner, no, later, no, never. only he should have said them from the start.

should she hurt this way? she wonders if its normal to physically feel pain when your heart breaks. her eyes, dry now from crying days on end, they burn and sting when she does anything but close them. she doesn't like closing them though, when she does, she sees his face, the way he smiled at her like she was the only reason in world to exist. it makes her lungs angry when she thinks of this, they protest by refusing to breathe normally.

She keeps playing the last happy moments, pictures the way his arm would fold itself around her when they walked into the cinema for the last time hears his laugh as she begged him for coins to win him a present from the machine packed with stuffed animals, the way the quarters clinked together as he dug them out of his pocket and dropped them into her hands. she smells the popcorn, feels the way her fingers brushed the edges of the torn ticket stub the attendant handed back to them, the opening credits begin, there are pictures speeding by and a voice, falsetto, in surround sound singing to an ominous tune, he grabbed her hand, placed his lips to her palm

and that was it. the last moments of happy they shared and she can't really figure out why. no, she can't really figure out why she hadn't seen it coming.

Hi hope you guys enjoyed my latest poem! As usual the wonderful Kellie Elmore gave us a pretty cool prompt using the above word bank. I had no clue what I would write but this came out and I like it. Make sure you like and comment if you enjoyed this. Go check out Kellie and follow us both on twitter if you're slacking and haven't already done so @kellie_elmore and @talichaj Thanks so much!