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stone cold sober
I look up at the stars
twinkling in their icy blaze
each one a dream
you promised me
but in the light of day
they’re nothing
but shimmery chunks
far too far away
to matter
right here
right now
to me
just like the diamonds
in the magazines
the way to a girl’s heart
- they say -
to show your love
prim and proper
but really
just a another rock
this time for a finger
it’s all my fault
anyway
for mistaking
that thing in your chest
for a beating heart
when all it is
is grey, lifeless and cold
when all it has
is corners and edges
twinkling prettily
until you look closer
in the light of the day
stone cold sober.


© Sybille Sterk
Do not copy or publish this poem in any way, shape or form without my written permission.

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Sybille Sterk

Cambridge, United Kingdom

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A dream I had. Inspired by the song (and the phrase I couldn’t get out of my head) ‘stone cold sober’ by Paloma Faith.

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