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Another Afternoon Anamnesis

By Poppy the PoetPublished 9 months ago Updated 8 months ago 1 min read

The afternoon was

Bathing everything

In golden light and

We were sitting with

Our backs against the fence

Too close to be just friends

But too far away to satisfy

The wild beating of my heart

You were looking at me as if

You hadn’t chosen her and

I was trying to smile like it

Didn’t kill me to think about


Time evaporated like

The warmth in a coffee

Left out in the cold


Meaning wasn’t found

In your words but

The softness of your voice


My name on your lips

Sounded almost like

An apology and yours

Tasted like the saltwater

That drowned out

All our chances


Hands touching

Shoulders brushing

None of it enough


When the day was done

Our footsteps lead in

Opposite directions but

I think I lost something

When you walked away


I think I left my heart

In the front pocket of

Your school bag


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