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nicolecafarelli
nicolecafarellitaste of colors
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by nicolecafarelli

I was illuminated gold

bending light around the sky wrapped around the sun and back wider than a falcon's eye

you were art without a brush

colors combing through your hair leaving fingerprints on windows and bright footprints on the stairs

you didn't want to meet outside

because my gold beams made you blind so I drew in all the curtains grabbed the first paint I could find

I painted both of my hands black

so I could hold you in the dark and I painted my chest red so maybe I could match your heart

you felt cold and needed warmth

so I painted yellow arms and held you tight to mix our colors in the shade and safe from harm

now all I leave are muddy handprints

smearing over like charcoal when before, the things I touched they used to grow and turn to gold

I used to wake up with the sun

and glow flames beneath the stars but I have locked myself inside so I am close to where you are

one morning when I woke up

every inch of me was blue all my colors slowly faded and it's all because of you

so I scrubbed my body down

from my toes up to my chin washed the paint down in the drain but you were still under my skin

shades of indigo and violet

colors bluer than the sea washed away with soap and water but were still inside of me

but I stood out in the sunshine

and I finally could glow and you tried to paint my picture watching me from your window

all along I thought it wrong

that I did not have enough paint but they were just not the right colors not the right ones to make you stay

I will no longer be buried

underneath your tattered sheets I don't want to be the shadow that you step on with your feet

because there's beauty in the darkness

I know this because we met but there's a reason for the rising sun and a reason for the sunset

and if I never hold your hand again

please don't forget my touch remember that it hurts to go and I miss you so much

everyday I wait till I no longer

taste the color blue until then, I will always be a masterpiece of you.

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