Kanji translated: wood coal.
And by this, I am a ruined cityscape.
A ruminated ash-to-ash situation
Come to the end of my reserves.
Laid to waste, lain up in chains
My heart puppeteered by burning fingertips.
Far from merciful, you were careful and exact.
Though the story I will tell
always softens the jagged edges off
Mutes the bluntness of cold black and white
Turns love from sharp blade to simple, neutral grey.
A matte finish experience
Instead of a punch in the face.
But tangled lover
Caught in these complicated bedsheets,
I will always know the difference
Between memory and fantasy.
Between the real and the dream.
And you are a dream that cannot come to me.
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