Wrapped between 

These sheets so cold

I lay wide awake

As memories unfold. 

Visage of a lost love

Mocks as it peeks

Through the severed heart

As it barely beats.

The bare skin

Your breaths once tickled

Now grows numb

As silence giggles. 

Your constant absence 

Painfully screams

Tearing time 

Tugging fate’s seams. 

Oh so painful 

To remember by 

And far too precious 

To say goodbye. 

So stripped of slumber
In these sheets so cold

I lay till daylight 

Warms my soul. 

-Iflah Laraib 

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