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The past catches up with you

I woke up in your photograph
long before my time
writing you from broken sleep
choosing fonts like wine

blinking at the frozen light
slipping back to dream
kisses from a drying lip
Pseudoephedrine

thoughts that sail uneasy
rolling in on tired waves
words you’ll never answer
read beyond the grave

two things that make no sense
a balloon and a dead black crow
floating into consciousness
no where else to go

burn the lasting memories
letters never sent
books I never borrowed
moments never meant

face my own worse enemy
this time without defeat
two moves I had forgotten
control and alt delete

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You can’t live in the past, you have to move on.

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ink, wine, time

Comments

  • VelvetGirl
    VelvetGirlover 5 years ago

    i like this very much and i relate strongly to it. thankyou. x

  • Thanks Velvet Girl, I’m glad it resonates with you.. your own writing is very strong..

    – Leith

  • Rebekah  Anderson
    Rebekah Andersonover 5 years ago

    A brilliant piece of writing! What poetry is supposed to be; stripped bare and powerful.

  • Leith
    Leithover 5 years ago

    Thank you Rebekah, I love the positivity of your “Breathe” piece!

  • Phil
    Philover 5 years ago

    Great piece, and kind of timely..

  • Thanks Phil, Ialways nice to hear from you mate :)

    – Leith

  • sweetscent62
    sweetscent62over 5 years ago

    Wonderful writing Leith : ) well done.. Wen x

  • Ta Wen you Tango Queen you ;)

    – Leith

  • John O'Dal
    John O'Dalover 5 years ago

    Poem’s cool. Drawing excellent.

  • Mate, your images are a pleasure to stroll through so thanks a lot!!

    – Leith

  • Alice McMahon
    Alice McMahonover 5 years ago

    More from the Deep Pool. I’m with Rebekah. <3

  • Thanks Alice,in between paintings at the moment and enjoying my sketchbook and quill.. Glad you liked this one.

    – Leith

  • helene ruiz
    helene ruizover 5 years ago

    excellent

  • Just the word to bring a smile to my face.. thanks!

    – Leith

  • sweetscent62
    sweetscent62over 5 years ago

    LOL W xxx

  • Alice McMahon
    Alice McMahonover 5 years ago

    Mmmm..sketchbook. Moleskine, most likely? Reminds me, I want to gift one to Teagan. She got straight A’s this semester, I think she deserves it. Her current fave artist is James Jean. He’s mean with the mole! Be sure to scratch some prose in that too. Heady stuff.

  • James Jean.. wow just googled him and most impressed… thanks for the lead on some fine new work Alice!

    – Leith

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