homesick.

by hiraeth   May 31, 2020


as much wind you can gather in your lungs,
i want you to scream my name one last time –
i want my last reminder of being home to be
visceral, loud, bittersweet, long before the
memory evaporates into an uncaring sky that
has weathered much worse and stuff more
mundane. when the heart can no longer
reconcile the shift in gravity, you’ll find
me, deep in the meadows, perched upon
our favourite cliff, on a cloudless night
where the moon is full –

even if my heart isn’t.

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inspired by rania's piece, homesick:
https://www.poems-and-quotes.com/poems/1275900

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  • 1 month ago

    by Rania Moallem

    I couldn't comment before, but I was reading. Now that I am mentally read here I am lol
    I'm so happy to see you writing poems after reading mine, I know how thoroughly you get mine and perhaps know all behind them and to read this, was so moving for me. I felt I wrote it! I could repeat every line myself. There is so much passion in your word choice too. I was fond of the "i want" tone, it's rare in your work and gives it so such a genuine power.

    you’ll find
    me, deep in the meadows, perched upon
    our favourite cliff,

    ^ wow...how did you even write these lines...

    The irony, now I am inspired by the poem you wrote while you were inspired by another.

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