He hears words tumble then fade,
crash-landing far away from better days.
Alone in there somewhere and out of reach,
Holding his head as words fail to breach,
he removes the rainbow from inside his mind
and dares to look again to see her try –
as her words cry out for more,
but with great surprise –
he watches her disappear.
I shout words, tremble and shake,
You seem so very lost inside their quake,
Shimmering in the mirror, a forsaken voice
Is that really us in there and without the benefit of choice?
Remove the rainbow from behind fake eyes
And me, the pink tattered ribbon of my deep disguise
If only just to see –
that my feet don’t dance anymore,
I dare to look again –
and with no great surprise,
I watch you disappear.