“The Cracked Vase” by Eryn Gadson (Ballad)

Eryn Gadson

The Cracked Vase

She awakes on a dark night

Pacing floors like a ghost

She’s floating in the candlelight

On the staircase facing the coast.


As she takes each step carefully

Sees her life in pictures

And looks in the mirror brightly

She meets her departure.


She walks through the large golden door

Finds another staircase

One that she never saw before

Her reality now a cracked vase.


New memories come in a flash

Different house and bed

That’s no longer covered in ash

No longer fears to tread