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There was once a last time

That we kissed

We didn’t know it then

Or we may have kissed more passionately

There was once a last time

That we danced

We didn’t know it then

Or we may have danced one more dance

There was once a last time

That…

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My eyes dart across the ruin
Landing briefly on a shiny object here
A glitter there
Fools gold
A mirage
Just embers
Of a wild burn
Pieces of a life
That is no more
Random memories
Disjointed and meaningless
Without the golden threads that link them together in a narrative that makes sense
Broken pieces
That don’t fit together
Shining…

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And just like that

The life you knew

Becomes

The life you had known

What you know for sure

Becomes

What you question

What you love

Becomes

What you fear

What you never think about

Becomes

Your daily companion

What you take for granted

Becomes

The loss you mourn

Just

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Donna L Roberts, PhD (Psych Pstuff)

Donna L Roberts, PhD (Psych Pstuff)

Writer and university professor researching media psych, generational studies, human and animal rights, and the intersection of art and psychology