and I loved her helplessly
as if I could not see the lightning
through the darkened clouds
until it was upon me
and as it struck
I ignited
fearless and blinding
and I stood and watched
myself burn
unable to douse out the flames
not knowing
that she never intended
to stay through the storm

© Copyright 2014 Melissa Leigh Clarke. All Rights Reserved.

About Melissa Leigh

I believe that every life is full of endless moments that help you, hurt your, change you, inspire you, and allow you to mold yourself into the best version of yourself that you can possibly be. Stories exist in all of us and need to be shared in order to grow.
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