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I Am Still Here

After the Parade

By Kelsey ClareyPublished 2 years ago 1 min read
I Am Still Here
Photo by Olena Kamenetska on Unsplash

After the parade,

when all the flags have been taken down,

and the rainbow logos have disappeared,

I am still here.

I am still here,

walking over the faded rainbow crosswalks

on my way to my local comic shop

to pick up the books that I will spend

hours talking to my partner about

on a phone call we can't seem to let end.

I am still here,

shamelessly flirting with my friends

as we watch movies and play roleplaying games together,

finding ways to tell the stories we wished

we'd had years ago.

I am still here,

coating my canvas in shades of

pink, purple and blue

during a painting night with my roommate.

I am still here,

happy and proud,

knowing that I found myself,

and found my place,

when I found my people.

love poems

About the Creator

Kelsey Clarey

She/Her/Fae/Faer. I live in Nova Scotia, Canada. I mostly write poetry and flash fiction currently, a lot of it fantasy/folklore/fairy tale inspired. I also like to do a lot of fiber arts and design TTRPGs.


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Nice work

Very well written. Keep up the good work!

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  • Lana V Lynx11 months ago

    Thank you for pouring your heart out. You bring beauty to the world.

  • Sarah w2 years ago

    Yes! I feel this is much! And you found the words my friend! Thank you and continue to be you!

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