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Half... way.

By C. Rommial ButlerPublished 4 days ago 1 min read
Top Story - July 2024
Edvard Munch, "Separation"

Sometimes I just want to be alone

So I can hurt until I’m numb.

Each palliative gesture

Opens the healing wound.

We're so far apart

We can't over

Extend to

Meet half


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C. Rommial Butler

C. Rommial Butler is a writer, musician and philosopher from Indianapolis, IN. His works can be found online through multiple streaming services and booksellers.

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    The story invoked strong personal emotions

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Comments (29)

  • L.C. Schäferabout 11 hours ago

    And well done on TS as well! Very well deserved!

  • L.C. Schäferabout 11 hours ago

    Excellent entry, best of luck!

  • Linda Bromleyabout 13 hours ago

    Oooh I can relate. Congratulations too

  • Darkosa day ago

    Fantastic nonet Congratulations on Top story !

  • This is a great poem, Well done! Congrats on a well-deserved TS!

  • congrats on TS. I felt this way once but the feeling lasted for years. I finally got over it but it seemed like forever.

  • Congrats on your top story.

  • T. Licht3 days ago

    Wow Like this a lot. Congrats!!!!

  • ROCK 4 days ago

    Ole ROCK's heart is rollin'. I live exactly 2 hours from the Munch Museet in Oslo. I can't put the dots over u but I think I am very impressed by du!

  • Gina C.4 days ago

    Felt every word of this! Like being ripped apart from the inside. Amazing work :)

  • Liam Storm4 days ago

    Excellent poem, very well written, and deserved top story 🙌

  • Nidhi Gohil 4 days ago


  • Cyrus4 days ago

    Congrats on TS!

  • Paul Stewart4 days ago

    As you would say - well-wrought! Loved this, and like Gerard said, each line is like bleeding out from very real, tangible wounds. Quite an achievement, Rommi! And I have a soft spot for Munch Congrats on Top Story and wouldn't be surprised if this places!

  • Sheharyar Malik4 days ago

    nice work!

  • Not even being able to meet halfway is truly heartbreaking. Congratulations on your Top Story! 🎉💖🎊🎉💖🎊

  • The concise yet resonant lines capture the ache of emotional distance and the struggle to find connection, wonderful, love it!

  • Sam Avery4 days ago

    Really amazing interesting good work excellent.

  • Arti Kohli 4 days ago

    I love it . Nice

  • Reality Talker4 days ago

    I love it

  • Natasha Collazo4 days ago

    Absolutely loved it. And I need that art in my living room!

  • Kay Husnick4 days ago

    Congrats on the Top Story! This is so beautifully sad. You deserve the recognition.

  • Sarah Parker4 days ago


  • Exactly like a skeleton on the outside being devoured, excellent

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