i see you everywhere
even after all these years
in red signs and neon lights;
in black coats of pedestrians
and in glimpses of blue banners.
i feel you everywhere
in lyrics of my favourite songs;
in random images of my dreams;
in the smell of petrichor
after a day full of rain;
in the cold that lingers at night;
and the crimson of my chamber.
i couldn’t help
but to miss you.
i couldn’t save you
even after playing that scene
countless times in my head.
with each replay, i notice
how beautiful you were even in your pain.
even in your fragile state you’re still alluring.
and even when you left me the beauty remained.
you’re just like a rose in a wedding decoration;
sublime, vibrant, but bleeding inside.