“Collapse” by Demi Hingeley


Their voices trembled,
Strained under the weight of their words
His eyes grieved,
Sorrowed as it all collapsed
My heart bled,
Blindsided by the both of them.
I witnessed as we crumbled into four
As our happy family became relics
And as everything feverously frayed.
Secrets no longer shadowed,
No longer locked in their dusty chests.
His jokes were no longer funny
His smiles stripped of sincerity.
Her eyes hazily glazed
Her laughter silently stolen.
And so I began to wilt
My bliss endlessly eroding
My belief in love diminished
My childhood no longer blind.