Why - Marie Marshall (Poetry)

In this amazing poem, Marie Marshall reveals the pain in being left alone, or discarded.



I was left there

In the corners of your mouth

Glistening in memory

A time most decadent.


You left me

Unwiped

Residual and cold

Cracking under the weight of your smile.


I decided to lay here

Under the impression

You will find me

Or clean me off.


Why.


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