Better off without

Jake Raynor

Better off without

My little wild
monster

I rocked you
asleep

With meds
to soften
your edges

I silenced
your call

In the mirror
I see you

The ghost
on every new
picture

It’s happening
again

He whispered
you back into
an endless night

When all
was pure
and raw

You glanced
underneath
the cracks

Hush hush
now

By morning
you’ll be gone


Photo: © Jake Raynor

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