An Inch


To you, it’s an inch.
Just an inch in the air, a space that separates you from a desire.

But for me- for me, it’s a cliff.
A steep drop, into an unknown void, that leaves a world I’ve built irrevocably-

And so we linger on the precipice, knowing full well that one careless move means
a slip
and a crash
and disaster.

Yet you smile.
Because you never look down.

Because to you… it’s an inch.

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Photograph by Sebastian Boguszewicz

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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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