Seventh Shade

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I’m glad this gray sky’s over

So, I swiped right on Tinder

God, that’s one hell of a summer

 

It was a match

Silly of you, thinking I’m a catch

 

You asked for my number

Conversation started

Fuck, I missed dinner

 

Days went by

Maybe I should give it a try

I want to brighten this gray sky

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Listening to Halsey

Holding a beer at my balcony

I can’t keep my eyes wide open

How I wish nights could be shorten

 

My phone rang…

 

“I know you don’t want to miss dinner again.”

 

But, I just need caffeine on my veins

 

Come tomorrow, let’s meet half way

I’m bored anyway

 

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Words and Photo by Alyanna Castilla

Sixth Shade

Describing her feels like touring me inside a museum

A dark portrait in the corner, I could feel the artist’s fume

A silhouette of a woman, I could see the beauty behind

Aesthetics, chaos, good and the bad, it wasn’t for the blind

 

All forms of art is a depiction of her,

Should I still care?

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Maybe. Yes.

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From the very first day,

Our eyes did meet

 

On the day that we went for a drive,

You already saw what you wanted to see

 

I didn’t have the eyes and ears

To see and hear

With your confessions, your intentions

Everything’s clear

 

I loved this gray sky so much,

That I didn’t feel your touch

 

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I finally lived with the idea that we were fading

And that you’re not staying

 

Everything’s too late now

But I don’t want you to leave town

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You were just another shade to fade

You were once my king and I stayed to be your summer fling

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“Let’s have coffee some time.”

 

“Who changed your mind?”

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Words and photo by Alyanna Castilla

Fifth Shade

It was a rainy Wednesday

I want to hear your stories about your holiday

If I may

 

“I will grab some coffee, I’m on my way.”

 

We sat down, night’s lown

Holding my cup, this affection for you I cannot stop

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You started with your sad days,

Then to your happy days,

Then how you spent your Christmas day

 

To your out of town trips,

With new memories to keep

 

About your lover, you told me it was over

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Smile turned into frown

When you told me about the new girl now

 

I just wanted to hear about your holiday

About her, you don’t have to say

 

I can’t seem to lend an ear

For me, it’s clear

I’ll just leave it from here

 

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I had to pause and think about the things you said about her.

 

I noticed the coffee stain on my shirt, I didn’t mind.

The coffee tasted fine.

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Words and photo by Alyanna Castilla