Fizzled Out

 

 

lights flickered

her face 

a checkerboard

dark, light, dark

blue eyes 

seemed darker

words spilled from

treacherous red lips

stories untold

secrets hidden 

in the night

bright, beautiful omens

took sharp turns to

black lit alleyways

her fault

thunder shook

measly bones 

unsteady rafters

rattled, soil

shaking in

invisible boots

lies crackled

like lightning

cursing her name

trust was a little word

her power stemmed

from a little word

lights stomped

black went the house

and her face

was only dark