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A Slow Sunder


By Brin J.Published 20 days ago 1 min read
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Months of coldness have taken their toll,

not from the weather, but time that I stole

I stood in the kitchen, shivering from loss,

physically, you were warm, but your touch was frost

The passion you had- gone like a last breath,

leaving me mourning as if it were a death

Shared moments aren't how they used to be,

a pillow in our bed now parts you from me

It isn't the first sign that we've come to an end,

the house echoes your indifference, but I pretend

Faking smiles as you scroll through your phone,

I learned the hard way that your love was on loan

We've drifted apart, like two boats in a sea,

sailing on calm waters, but not quite free

Our paths are diverging with a slow sunder

if we don't act, then our ships will go under

An ache in my heart tells me to move on,

but fear of loneliness plays like a sad song

I cling to the hope that things will change,

but each day that passes, we grow more estranged

Keeping you hurts me, but I couldn't let go,

If loving you kills me, then make it a smooth blow



Not sure if this fits the prompt, but it was what came to mind.


About the Creator

Brin J.

I never believed the sky is the limit, therefore my passions are expansive. My interest in writing stemmed from poetry but my heart lead me to Sci-Fi Fantasy. Consequently, my stories are plot-driven with splashes of evocative elements.

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  • Dana Crandell19 days ago

    Heartbreaking, but beautifully written.

  • physically, you were warm, but your touch was frost If loving you kills me, then make it a smooth blow I loved these two lines so much! Your poem was relatable and so emotional! Freaking phenomenal!

  • Just please tell me this is not autobiographical, for I would not have that your heart be broken so. This weight of what happens far too often, so poignantly & painfully expressed, would that it could be rendered only into the realms of fiction & none should ever suffer it again.

  • Babs Iverson20 days ago

    Brilliantly written!!! Heartbreaking and smooth ending!!!❤️❤️💕

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