Your face looked like someone
who has been through a lot.
and no, I am not referring
to the wound on the right side
of your forehead;
a red bruise, almost new.
it was your overall expression:
the overarching gloom,
the contagious tiredness.
it was like witnessing a far away star,
which is not only distant in its distance
but distant in its time.

like there was once you
who was luminous
but that intensity faded over time,
the fuel ran out and
the brightness
turned into blackness.
and that is what you miss,
leaving a trail of
chronic fatigue on your face.

// the featured image is by the talented Vareesha! You can follow her on instagram. 💕