I wish he felt the same 2/2PART TWO!I wish he felt the same 2/23 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Brian had been outside for at least 30 minutes now, I know it didn't take that long to have a cigarette. I'd been really worried about Brian for the past few days, he locked himself up in his room a lot and on the rare occasions he would come out he wouldn't take any notice of me.
I got up from the sofa and walked opened the curtains and windows that lead out to the balcony, Brian was sitting with his legs dangling over the railings, he was soaked to the bone because of the heavy rain. I was about to ask what he was doing but he stood up and leant over the more. I nearly screamed, surely he didn't want to kill himself? I didn't want to scare him and have him fall so I slowly I made my way over to him and wrapped my arms around his waist. He gasped and lost his footing but I held him tight.
"What are you doing Bri?" I asked him, burning my face in the space between his shoulders. He didn't answer me. "Please come back inside Brian,
UnseenWe were secret sisters, you and I,Unseen2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
walking in ivy that crept up our legs.
We'd raise our hands, outstretched arms
reaching for the out-of-reach.
No one ever gave you smiles
that they stole from the sun
except for me,
but why would we care if they turned a blind eye?
Oh, what a pair we were those days,
the clearest figure in each others haze.
But some can't see the simple things,
they laughed at you, tore up your wings,
wore your voice down every day,
until you were a mutterer,
I told the others as you faded away,
pleaded to save you, to help you to stay;
imagine the shock as they turned pale grey,
as they grabbed you, screaming, calling you names,
criminal, monster, poisoner, witch:
as if you'd ever bring me down.
No, you were my medicine,
my anchor to keep the deep away.
But now my twin has been kidnapped,
taken up with the setting sun.
They tell me I am better now,
the cancer gone, me free.
They say I should be happy now,
now they have answers to their questions.