Empty

By Kristin Xu

In infinite loops, the carousel fell and rose

Deathly silent beasts wearing paint-dipped clothes

Each with an expression frozen in place

Their somber looks matched mine, at least in this case


Life is a ride, with its ups and its downs

But all I picture are these permanent frowns

With mockery prancing on the faces of my peers

I prayed to the Earth that someone would be here


"I go places sometimes," is something I'd say

Far from home, far from their empty gaze

Platonic love, a factor I just can't find

The present is like the past, something you can't rewind

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Sadness Piano Song - "Alone In The Dark" Music by Vadim Kiselev

Kristin Xu

FT Poem by Kristin Xu