This is a very moving poem indeed, not least because the reader never quite knows what happened to this person. Is this simply a case of love gone wrong (heart-breaking enough) or has there been some sort of tragedy? It's perfectly ambiguous.
When someone we care about so much suddenly isn't there anymore, it's the little things that hurt the most: hair in a brush or a 'bobby pin' left on the side.
I will nominate this when my votes are recharged later.
Thank you. I had to exorcise something. I'm glad you found something intriguing in the ambiguity. It's true what they say, that when you write something and other people read it, it doesn't belong to you anymore.
Skyler, what a touching piece about lost love and the woes of it.
I believe anything that reminds us of a person that we love and have lost can trigger off our sadness, something so simply as that 'bobby pin.'
As heartrending as this piece is, it appears to be highly relateable and extremely moving when the end reveals that something SO simple as a bobby pin could drive a soul so mad. Lately a lot of artists have found symbolism or intense meaning in a bobby pin or even a few stray ones between couch cushions or left on the bathroom sink - but this one completely blew me away. There is style in its own, cleaver way. This piece is just picturesque enough to understand and yet simple enough that anyone can put their own story to it. Wonderfully potent write!