losing love poems
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All at once, you were someone else.
I nearly introduced myself.
I wondered at the child before me-
A child. My God, had it always been so?

Had the wine been that strong?
Did I imagine it all?

You smiled and chattered on,
In an unrecognizable tone.
And I mumbled my responses,
To this stranger smiling blankly at me.

Had my mind been that wrong?
Did I imagine the fall?

Later, I stumbled over the ties alone.
Solitary, I pondered what I’d done.
My soul, now just knots and tangles,
Was gratefully numb to impending pain.

Had the tracks been less long,
I’d not have seen it at all.

But I knew what was coming.

The whistle blew.


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photograph by Andreas Rønningen


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VK Lynne

VK Lynne is a writer and musician from Los Angeles. She penned the award-winning web series 'Trading on 15', and her writing has been published in Image Curve, The Elephant Journal, GEM Magazine and Guitar Girls Magazine. She has authored lyrics for three of her own solo albums and for the bands Vita Nova, stOrk, and The Spider Accomplice.

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