Tagged: unrequited

we made each other

we made each other
wait for too long, time decided
to let us expire
.
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** in the absence of The Daily Post from WordPress, here’s your daily prompt: expire

a tankful of once

a tankful of once
gestures that
whisper
he loves you
can get you
far – it must be so easy
to imagine the next
detail, a fragment
really – out on a
scene-stealingly
beautiful terrain,
alone on empty
.
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after being

after being
let down, the
heart’s molecules
learn to rebuild
by weaving
a momentary
sense of
relief, a slip-
and-slide

incline towards
stages one and
four. for what
feels like an
eternity, no other
signal will be
sent up
until we can
recognize
ourselves again
.
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there are inconstant

there are inconstant
layers
to leaving –
there is
the moment of
departure, then
the sudden
bittersweet
minute a week
later, the same
stuck second
after one
year – none
of it, a reflection,
all of it, a generous
helping, an
inexact savoring
.
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you have

you have
absentmindedly
fingered
me all of your
life. i am the second
button from the
top, completely
accessible,
suspended
in a tangle of
loosening

thread, barely
solving the
equation of
holding it
together,
important
but not entirely
irreplaceable
.
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