I put on my converse
and that grey hoodie I’ve lately been so fond of
and I feel kinda pretty
as I’m on my way
The door is left ajar
no one will enter anymore
because the tea is tepid
and the tapestry is dull
and you never liked the place
So off I am
it’s such a brave new world
and by brave, perhaps I mean stupid
and by new, perhaps I mean unnoticed
and it’s mostly a candid photo
it’s a blur and it’s a mess
and perhaps I should stop taking pictures
of a world I’m out to forget

Perhaps I’ll sit in a bar
where I haven’t been before
drunk, properly smashed
and I’ll scramble to the exit but end up on the floor
at last, out I go
with some well-meaning balderdash
from the man manning the door
thank you sir, I’m all ears
but you’ll only see my back from here

Perhaps I’ll wake up in the shadow
of a motel sign
with some red, flashing porn light
right between my eyes
And I’ll understand why they wander
those sad faces in the crowd
They realized, like I will,
that a broken heart can’t be left behind
but everything else
and perhaps then you’ll end up
a different

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  • betweenourself
    betweenourselfover 3 years ago


  • Thank you very much!

    – Kirstine Dieckmann

  • Blake Steele
    Blake Steeleover 3 years ago

    Dark reflections of the underbelly. Good writing!

  • Indeed it is. Thank you!

    – Kirstine Dieckmann

  • kat86
    kat86over 3 years ago

    wow I really like this one Kirstine :) Flows really well and makes you want to get to the end, and it’s a great ending too!

  • Aw, thank you! It means a lot :)

    – Kirstine Dieckmann

  • procapture
    procaptureover 3 years ago

    Great writing!

  • Thank you, as always! :D

    – Kirstine Dieckmann

  • evitaoz
    evitaozover 3 years ago

    Krisitine I think this is one of your best. It conjures up short film images. great stuff.

  • That means a lot to me, actually. Wonderful comment :)

    – Kirstine Dieckmann

  • Gregory John O'Flaherty
    Gregory John O...over 3 years ago

    sad one ! Good read

  • In a way, yes, I suppose it is sad.

    – Kirstine Dieckmann

  • bloorain
    bloorainover 3 years ago

    Best entry I’ve read in a while. It’s simply beautiful! Instant fav!!!

  • You are the sun. Thank you! :D

    – Kirstine Dieckmann

  • lisameryl
    lisamerylover 3 years ago

    This is an outstanding and heartfelt body of work!

  • Thank you very very much!!

    – Kirstine Dieckmann

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