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Without You

Sequoias. Photo courtesy of Horseshoe Magazine/Monica Dobson
Sequoias. Photo courtesy of Horseshoe Magazine/Monica Dobson

Earth still turns and everything changes

while I stay the same wishing for stillness.


Your departure left me still, broken,

being begged to keep pushing past summer.


We shared the same eyes, ears, nose, and mouth.

The same humor, laugh, and goofy smile,


yet; I haven’t done that in a while.

Looking in the mirror and seeing hints of


you is a pain no medicine can heal.

I miss you like summer is missed in the


midst of winter, but neither has felt

the same since you’ve been gone.


I stay still and pray the memories

I managed to memorize do not fade,


the snowball fights with smiles that

shined brighter than a perfect winter wonderland, or


the sandcastles that you never let fall down.

Your departure left me broken, still.


As summer rays begin to fade the frost creeps in

dragging helplessness alongside it.


Stuck in the dead of summer,

scared to keep going, without you.

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