The admiration from afar like a restless yearning
To discover the meaning behind a coy glance
The veneer painted on an old table
Layered over the subtle cracks
I cannot hold you without stripping away
The disguises you wear over a bruised heart
How can I love all of you?
It is impossible to embrace a phantom

Author: redgladiola

Creative writer happily predisposed to flights of fancy. You can find my poetry and short prose at

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