I tried to keep the memory of us burning inside my brain
everyday I clung so tight to the thought of you holding me.

day by day I became more desperate
I lashed out and reached into the abyss of memories
I held them in my hands and balled up my fists
I couldn't let them go, they were all I had left of you

eventually I opened up my palms
and all that was left were the ashes of our memories
my mind had burned them out,
replaying them day and day again

a single tear fell into my palm and the ashes began to disappear
I allowed my tears to bucket down
and cleanse any memory that remained of you