“The Edge of Night.” Fiction. Based on a True Divide.

“I’ve had to become my own god/ and servant, creating and composing/ my life in verse in case I forget/ how it felt to exist.” –Nikki Wicz

“The Edge of Night”

Fiction. Based on a True Divide.

By Bry LeBerthon

This journal entry is inspired by true events. Some of the characters, names, businesses, incidents, and certain locations and events have been fictionalized for dramatic purposes. Any similarity to the name, character or history of any person is entirely coincidental and unintentional

you are my temporary bodyache
beating broken bruised
pull me in for a kiss
i cease to desire you

you exist, but you are fading
cornered by the shadows
hands clenched, knuckles white
trembling breath and hazy view

and i am on the rooftop
gazing at the twinkling sky
the city and the stars are one
what side of the horizon are you on tonight?

i pitch forward, you lean back
and into morning we will both ascend
wind blows through the city, whispering low
hushed ‘i love you’s as the moonlight fades

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