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alone

(not)

By Sara Published 4 months ago 1 min read
Top Story - January 2024
52

what do you call

the silence

you do not hear

anymore,

vases

you do not

need to fill

and the empty bed

you sleep in

because -

it belongs like that.

you are not alone.

the white ghost

of loneliness

holds your hand

gently.

you forget she is there

but you do not need

to seek out another.

you know her

and you have grown

to love her hard edges

and soft quiet

that wraps around you

like comfort.

she sings with you

in the night

and drinks coffee with you

in the mornings

and every afternoon

you wonder

when

(if)

you will ever

want to

leave her.

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About the Creator

Sara

Don’t look for love.

Be love.

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  • Theresa Evans25 days ago

    Your words and work in this pice is extremely powerful. Amazing job. 👏

  • Anna 3 months ago

    Congrats on Top Story!🥳

  • Melissa Ingoldsby4 months ago

    I really appreciate and love this. So relatable and I understand what it's like to start falling in love with your loneliness, getting so used to it, and just accepting it

  • Ed Heerkens4 months ago

    Congratulations on the top story!

  • Joe O’Connor4 months ago

    Love how deep this gets in such a short space of words. So personal, but relatable at the same time! The imagery is fantastic.

  • Poppy 4 months ago

    This is just gorgeous. Heartbreakingly gorgeous. And all too relatable. Incredibly well written and well deserved top story

  • Paul Stewart4 months ago

    Sublime, Sara. Just sublime. I love that you personified loneliness and being alone almost as a positive thing. congrats on Top Story

  • Eiman Asif4 months ago

    lovely poem...beautifully written...

  • Andrea Corwin 4 months ago

    So beautiful! ❤️

  • Kodah4 months ago

    💗 This was incredibly beautiful💗

  • Ashley Pacitti4 months ago

    Beautifully Put!

  • Alyssa Nicole4 months ago

    Such a beautiful and heart-wrenching poem. Congratulations on top story!

  • Catsidhe4 months ago

    Beautiful work!

  • Muhammad4 months ago

    Nice one

  • Kageno Hoshino4 months ago

    Beautiful poetry!

  • Blake Booth4 months ago

    As beautiful as it is sad. Wonderful job, congratulations on TS. I thought your opening was splendid, it opens a whole world of meaning and feeling. You could feel every line. Great work.

  • L.C. Schäfer4 months ago

    She is not such a bad old stick ❤

  • Sandra Matos4 months ago

    Hauntingly sad. It is beautifully written; congratulations on the top story!

  • Heather Hubler4 months ago

    'Holds your hand gently', 'and drinks coffee with you' I loved these lines. The whole tone was sad and haunting but weirdly comforting. I don't know what says about me, lol. Beautiful work, congrats on top story :)

  • Cathy holmes4 months ago

    This is beautiful. Congrats on the TS.

  • Antonella Rustica4 months ago

    Congratulations on your Top Story,

  • Test4 months ago

    I'd rather give her the moments she will ever need.

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