There was a spring in your step,
all day, every day.
despite the fact that you’re tired to your bones,
you radiated energy.
There’s a fire inside you
that never seems to go off
and it brightens up any room
You seemed to be smiling,
even when you’re not
and you were a beacon of happiness
that everybody can’t help but be drawn towards.
I don’t know what happened.
It must’ve been something because you suddenly shut off.
Or is this the warning…?
Your walk is slow, deliberate steps.
As if you don’t want to tread on anybody’s toes.
Even bright and early in the morning,
you seem to have become a black hole,
sucking energy but not radiating anything.
Someone called the fire department and doused all your fire
thinking they were saving you but all they really did was
just destroy you.
Maybe it was deliberate, maybe it was accidental.
But you’re still drawing people towards you,
even if they don’t know that they’ll be sucked into
getting back up is
Well, I did warn you.
I’m attempting these prompts with Parvathi over at Queen Talks and these prompts, “The Lonely Astronaut” were set by Amanda Torroni and Tyler Kent White. I’m combining prompts from these and the Official NaPoWriMo.