memory of loss

the salt
of the ocean
is the only memory
i still have
not the waves
nor the shore
just the salt
as it crusted
upon the rocks
all the important
have gone
to still frames
of black and white
while i lose myself
in the gray
falling farther
from the colors
losing vibrancy
in the struggle
to maintain
some slight

she was the ocean i was the rock she struck me repeatedly yet all i could manage was a faint smile and as the pauses between strikes grew longer i forgot what the fighting was all about as she became another memory of loss


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