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The Lifetimes Between Us

A Prison Cell or a Starry Sky

By Poppy the PoetPublished 4 months ago Updated 4 months ago 1 min read

The party is boring

But I’m smiling like

The sun is shining on me

Because I want you

To think that it is


And when they ask me

About romance and butterflies

I tell them about the boy

From the beach who

Texts me and teases me

Because I don’t want

To mention you and

The years I spent

Loving you

Breaking for you


You’re over there and

I’m all too aware that

Too many lifetimes

Stand between us and

The endgame will

Never be us because

Even though you

Look at her like she’s

More of a prison cell

Than a starry sky

I keep thinking about how

She gets to say you’re hers

And I don’t get to call you



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  • Holy horse3 months ago

    I liked the imagery - very nicely done!

  • Annie Edwards 4 months ago

    Absolutely beautiful:)

  • Luo re Luo4 months ago

    I liked the imagery - very nicely done!

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  • Vranes Samaha4 months ago

    Well written

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  • Doyscher Kerley4 months ago

    I love your poetry and I want to give you credit for it.

  • So succinct, yet so deep!

  • Em Starrrrr4 months ago

    Evocative! Really enjoyed this Poppy.

  • Diane Siefkes4 months ago

    I liked the imagery - very nicely done!

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