A Good Day Fades

A good day fades, disappears
until we’re left with nothing
But the ragged edges of a memory
to tell us we were happy.

Are those memories alive
In you? Or did they fade, too,
Like the June gloom that settled into
those brilliant mornings where we cuddled
in bed, when you were the one I wanted
to spend my life with?

I’ve come to tell you
That I, too, remember those afternoons
Long since lost to the evening cartoons
Of a dog and a cat, when we’d laugh
so hard our sides hurt and tears
burst from our eyes.

I hardly see the fighting scenes,
Locked away behind something serene.
Perhaps the laughter never outweighed,
the sadness we felt when the world was gray.
When I’d tuck my forehead into your chin,
You’d tuck me in, and the nights would come

Slowly at first, but it quickly progressed
Into something hard, an unforgivable mess
Until there was no chance to live.
To survive another night of this,
We’d kiss.

A good day fades, disappears
until we’re left with nothing
But the ragged edges of a memory
to tell us we were happy

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