The fight is over (free verse poem)

Prompt: Rewrite an old poem.

I ache to keep pushing,
to keep this relationship alive,
(30 compressions for each breath)
but I know it’s too late.

You’re here, but you’re gone,
a mere shell of the husband I used to know.
A vacant stare, an empty heart.

Everything else
is just a formality now,

except the grief.

Author: Elle

Hi, I'm Elle. I'm based in Auckland, New Zealand. I'm a moderator at Writing.com, the mother of two gifted children, the wife of a Twitch gaming streamer and the Queen of Unfinished Projects. I've been reading since I was 4 years old, writing poems (badly) since 1994, blogging since 2001 and I started studying photography in 2010. This blog will contain poems, short stories, photos, book reviews and my thoughts on a variety of topics. Hope you enjoy it.

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