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Whatisdeath,anyway?

Corrine McMaster
14d Ourense, Spain Story
What is death, anyway?

What is death, anyway?
Is it the way her sister's heart stopped when she heard the news?
Is it the way her cat can't curl up in her lap anymore?
Is it the way the sun shines a little less now that she's gone?

There's a hole inside my heart
With brown eyes
Brown hair
A couple tattoos
And too many piercings
Nothing ever left me so empty

But Today,
I visited my family
And my little sister clutched my hand like it was the most important thing in the world
Today,
My brother was more interested in reading books
Than watching television
Today,
My mother cooked me pancakes like she did when I was a little girl
And so
That hole,
It closed up a little

There's a hole inside my heart
With brown eyes
Brown hair
A sweet little voice
And an endearing laugh
Nothing ever left me so empty

But Today,
I moved into my own little flat
With a bright yellow armchair and my very own tea set
Today,
Liana arrived on my doorstep with open arms and a bottle of red
Today,
Ash slept on the couch that he carried in on the very first day
And so
That hole,
It closed up a little

There's a hole inside my heart
With brown eyes
Brown hair
Black eyeliner
And hands smaller than mine.
Nothing ever left me so empty

But Today,
The sun appeared
Through my windows
After months of hibernation
Today,
Remy met me at the park with olives and strawberries
Today,
I fell asleep
With a book on my chest and grass beneath my toes
And so
That hole,
It closed up a little

There's a hole inside my heart
With brown eyes
Brown hair
And a red scarf
My red scarf
Nothing ever left me so empty

But Today,
I went to the beach
And it didnt feel overwhelming
Today,
I watched the waves
Without imagining her
Disappearing beneath them
Today,
I met a girl with her name
And it only stung for a second
And so
That hole,
It closed up a little

What is death, anyway?
Is it the way her sister's heart stopped when she heard the news?
Is it the way her cat can't curl up in her lap anymore?
Is it the way the sun shines a little less now that she's gone?

Or maybe its the way her sister is surrounded by love
Now that she's gone
Maybe it's the way her cat will be cherished forever
Now that she's gone
Maybe it's the way the sun keeps on shining
Even now that she's gone


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22 year old Aussie currently living in Spain

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