To Address the Goddess Next to Me

BY IO JACOBS

Year 12 Logan Park High School

How do I describe her?

I stand in the presence of a goddess

Holding her thoughts close in her head

Yet when she speaks she is relentless

Her beauty lies in her eyes

The things she creates

They hypnotise what I see and hear

Keep me from thinking straight

She breathes in death

In that doomed place she dreams

Fallen world woven together

For the end to tug at the seams

A falling leaf I try to catch

In the hopeless glow of Fall

Rose quartz romance

Not intended for me at all

She is the flicker of light

That left this world of haze

The one brilliant spark

That set the sun ablaze

She takes the leap of faith

A dramatic tonal shift

She leaves behind a cursed time

Her choice to cut the rift

She stares at me silently

I stand here in her endless maze

Look right back into those blue eyes

To meet her knowing gaze

She stands here so quietly

Looking to what the world may be

Tell me, dear goddess

What do you see?

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