This is not the fairytale you're looking for.

This is not the fairytale you’re looking for.

You’ll want
to blame her;
but don’t.
She’s not the
antagonist here.
Just a misguided girl
who fell for a
shadow, a
projection cast
in a cave.

She was his first kill,
I mean–love;
the thrill he chases
but just cant quite
ever fill.

The villain here
is a man
who looks into
her eyes and only
sees a grave.
A man who knows
his life begins
on the other side
of flames.
He feels its pulse;
tastes the salt
on his tongue,
but just
won’t
go.

In this daily
ACT of inaction
he betrays her
and kills himself.

author: rashael crystal
photo source: letargos.tumblr