An ode to your last breath


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Nha Nguyen, who is an aspiring high school student, recently found her passion in poetry and literature. She enjoys writing about morbid and cryptic elements  [+]

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An on/off switch

Your last sensory memories

A nostalgic egg
Cracked
As the slimy yolk hovered on the scorching pan
The auditory pleasing
Sizzling
Popping-bubble-wrap-like sound
Or cracking oneself’s knuckles
Sitting by the windowpane
Pitter patter 
On the rooftop from the last night rain
The only view of sunset from afar
The colorful inflation of indigo, orange, and purple
Hot steam fogs up the lens 
Tantalizingly aromatic of freshly brewed coffee
Newly cut wood smell
Caramelized
Taste buds blossomed
The luminous dark brown chocolate cascading on layers of spongy cake
Jagged drizzle on the top
You last devoured with ignorance 

Abrupt flow of oxygen to the brain
Sliced it open, mesmerized
Deep red fluid
Scooped it out, to feel
Yet luscious in its liquidity
Drained to paralysis
Muscle slackened
Within sludgy flesh
Compact in an amputated corpse
Motionless dived into abyss of despair
Strained half-open eyes 
Squinted to see the face of the accused 
A smile of destructive fascination
But unfortunate and classic it was
You were stoned to death from behind

What so-called: afterlife
Heard sensational welcoming light draws you towards your loved ones
The stream of consciousness 
Lusciously flows
But here 
The thought of you still lives on
That all matters.

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Meriem Zaimeche · ago
I love it! Well done!
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Tran Anh · ago
Good
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Quỳnh Nguyễn Ngọc · ago
Wonderful piece of writing!!
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Nha Nguyen · ago
Thank you! ❤
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Emmanuel ALBERTUS · ago
It was a pleasure to be your teacher! Now, go win this thing!!!
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Mai Vu · ago
nice <3
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Nha Nguyen · ago
Thank you, Mai <3
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Tuanhai Nguyen · ago
I had recalled the song "Love of my life" by Queen band then i retrieved this poem again. And, i screenshot the poem this time.
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Nha Nguyen · ago
Thank you, I'm glad that my words are worth screen capturing and make you feel such ways.
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H Tran · ago
ლ( ͡❛ ͜ʖ ͡❛)ლ
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Nha Nguyen · ago
<3 <3
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Tho Phandam · ago
Great!!!
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Nha Nguyen · ago
Thank you!
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Hằng Hoàng · ago
Love your work
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Nha Nguyen · ago
Thank you!