The smell of industrial paint and magnolia
fill the warm summer night air.
We reminisce old meadows
once full of life,
now they’re parking lots,
abandoned shopping carts,
crows picking at discarded wrappers,
they were empty and pure.
The world hints at our numbered days
and we revel in it.
(Creating a perfect bubble to
be ignorant in,
taking romance as a drug,
it’s not only killing me).
We’ve created this crumbling fortress,
now we lie our bodies in this filth
and let it take over.