what it’s like to fade


the dust that came off the cover of your favorite book,
the unused pens and notepads that you once thought were pretty,
the notification from the app that reminds you to catch up with that series that always made you laugh,
and all the countless thoughts that had been confined inside your head—
they are all craving for freedom; waiting to be released from your suffocating space;
longing for you to need them, again.