Analysis Of The Poem ' Alex. What Did You Do? '

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“Alex. What did you do?”

A campfire crackles in the middle of the car park, projecting long shadows on the surrounding area. The intensity and excitement of the flames create a dance in the moonlight. Sparks fly into the air and fall unnoticed as a blackened charcoal fleck. When did I…

“It’s your fault. There’s no other way this story goes,” said Elise, her voice leaving traces of hate to linger. With no control of my words, I argue back. “Why? Why does it have to be my fault?” Elise shakes her head in disgust, imitating the ‘why’ that escape my mouth and scoffs. “Are you kidding me?” “No, c’mon Elise,” interjects Gabriel. “Let’s not do this right now.” “You’re going to learn, Gabriel.” Elise paces towards him and motions at me. “I swear to… The town looks at her like she has a red letter tattooed on her forehead, and the giant, lit-up Christmas tree reason why is that Layla is dead because of her!” Like the great rush of water from that day, it all came back to me. Playing again as a horror movie in my mind. My brain, unwilling to let the images go, attempt to analyse the memory, making me see it all over again. I become still and quiet for a moment before speaking. “It would take a very sick person to see it that way, and I would love to hear an explanation.” “Layla was going to leave town with me. She was free until this one convinced her to go swimming for one last… God knows what! And she drowned! She drowned at Horn Lake while this one could barely flap her…
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