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Dead Fireworks

She leaves dead fireworks,
a cardboard-tube sulphur-stink trail to her heart's current desire

Ignite
Retreat
Burn
Soar...

Oooooh
Ahhhhh
OMG isn't it amazing?
OMG I love THIS one so much!
OMG so many colours!
so much sparkle!!
so much OMG!!!

Wait.

What?
You mean, that's all?

Is that all?
It's...over?

Promises,
promises to be the brightest and the best,
imposed not given
and then taken back without regret.