Le douleur exquise

Cerebral desires paint warmth upon this bitterly cool canvas,

with brush strokes from such vivid emotional pain and addiction plain to see,

leading to infinite beauty becoming the ‘true’ masterpiece,

as real heartbreak caresses the once sweet meadow of opportunity erased this very day,

where dear moments may never be matched,

and a life yearned for, more than any other,

manufactures into something so desperately out of reach.

Nick Hawkins Poetry, all poetry copyright reserved 2018. Painting copyright owned by Lily Claret-Tournier.

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