She lost herself in tumbling streets,
beside canals lit with fireflies flickering like stars.
She walked among couples, hand in hand,
whispering the secrets of the chosen into ears, and necks, and lips.
She lost herself in alleyway bars,
with milk-crate stools, and tumblers of warm amber
that burnt away the memories of another’s touch.
Men’s dark eyes watched her move across the cold stone floor,
longing for the warmth of a pretty girl’s smile.
She lost herself, in lakes and rivers and oceans,
drowning in the turquoise caress of water on skin,
fingers tangled in foamy waves.
She danced with mermaids to the bright song of the moon,
stardust in her hair and freedom in her heart.
She lost herself, in words,
her own and others.
In worlds where villains never win,
and love conquers all.
She dreams of the places where life goes on,
long after she has left them,
and there is peace in that.
Author: JoJo Rowden
Editor: Lieselle Davidson
Copy Editor: Danielle Beutell
Social Editor: Nicole Cameron