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Time stopped When

A Poem

By Chelsea HeePublished about a year ago 1 min read
Time stopped When
Photo by Yuris Alhumaydy on Unsplash

Your cologne softly smells

on your pillow.

I haven't washed it since when.

When your warm body encircled mine, for the last time,

When your lips said goodbye, see you later - you promised me

Now, as I wake up without us, lie here without us,

I realize,

Time stopped when.

I move slowly,

Memories tug at me, grasp at me as though they were ghosts

They are, in the way

They haunt me just the same.

Our photographs are on the wall,

Smiles immortalized, impervious to the fact that time has no more meaning

More ghosts not realizing that time has stopped

That they should stop.

That I have stopped.


About the Creator

Chelsea Hee

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