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stadarooniEmpathy is the human superpower.
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Feelings too close to the sun.

Sunburn

What hue does hello have in different people?

A single word lets the dreams flutter like butterflies

A single word lets the dreams flutter like butterflies – or are they firebirds, too close to the sun?

It strikes sparkling stars wrapped in sunshine

It strikes sparkling stars wrapped in sunshine and the sound of guitars,

It strikes sparkling stars wrapped in sunshine and the sound of guitars, sighing sweetened words waltzing

It strikes sparkling stars wrapped in sunshine and the sound of guitars, sighing sweetened words waltzing like songbirds strung with summer.

But then ‘what if’ colours my curiosity in ripples of fire

But then ‘what if’ colours my curiosity in ripples of fire like hurricanes harmonized with panicked possibilities,

But then ‘what if’ colours my curiosity in ripples of fire like hurricanes harmonized with panicked possibilities, charring the chalk on this burned boardwalk of hopes

But then ‘what if’ colours my curiosity in ripples of fire like hurricanes harmonized with panicked possibilities, charring the chalk on this burned boardwalk of hopes as if my blushes flushed into frenzies ignited ‘til infinity.

‘What if’.

‘What if’. Two trembling syllables, veiling my vocabulary into vapour.

What if your smile photosynthesizes to a phantom,

What if your smile photosynthesizes to a phantom, abandoned in shadows of sparks?

What if your smile photosynthesizes to a phantom, abandoned in shadows of sparks? The butterflies can blossom into a bonfire of broken things,

What if your smile photosynthesizes to a phantom, abandoned in shadows of sparks? The butterflies can blossom into a bonfire of broken things, a fiesta of flames, blame, and shame.

But what if the smoke spumes and sputters synonyms of grey?

But what if the smoke spumes and sputters synonyms of grey? Will goodbye taste like the feeling of papercuts?

(Aside) Hey, Commaful! Sorry for not posting for a week, but my only idea – until a few days ago – was for a murder mystery dabbling into sci-fi. :) About this piece...

It's basically about doubt and fear, even though it's about possibilities instead of reality, here (so, overthinking). It's something I have felt many times, before, and continue to feel now. I'm not so sure how well I captured it, but I wanted to capture the complexities and contradictions that emotions can have.

I hope that you all enjoyed this piece, and that it wasn't too glum or depressing. (I am doing well, so don't worry about me.) I want to make attempts at posting the next part of my VR story by the end of next week, so look forward to that! :D Take care, Commaful, thank you for reading, and always write! <3

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