by Prophecies In Kodak   Dec 18, 2020

and i knew this would hurt,
but not like t h i s
not like the pitter patter of an empty room,
cold as your
when you look at my worn hands. 
full of ink from trying to recreate the mere idea of
 “meant to be.” 

if i could be 
all that it meant 
i wouldnt be here in the first place. 
i’d be a honeybee instead, 
almost gone 
almost retired 
buzzing off the sweetness
of your


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  • 1 year ago

    by Lena

    Love this!

  • 1 year ago

    by Everlasting

    Congratulations! Glad to see this piece in the front page.

  • 1 year ago

    by Poet on the Piano

    This poem and your other latest, "gravity", stood out to me, since it is a variation from your usual style, at least that you post (which I adore the paragraph kind of format). This piece reminded me of the song by The Head and the Heart with the same title, though the song speaks of almost no regrets in expressing that love, even if it is lost. This feels a bit more heavy, especially with the implication of not being "meant to be". The loneliness and emptiness is tangible, with that last image of a honeybee, like the sweetness of their love was all you needed, then you could be content. Now, it's just a memory.

    Congrats on the win, glad to see you posting again!

    • 1 year ago

      by Prophecies In Kodak

      I appreciate that - I enjoy my paragraph style writing but I feel at times I can’t say the words I want when I’m trying to rhyme. I wrote this in pure heartbreak honestly and I wanted it to be as pure and raw as possible. I’m glad it came across like that and that it was so easy to read and interpret! I appreciate your kind words and the warm welcome this website has given me for the last 15 years. It never changes. I appreciate you reading and giving feedback!

  • 1 year ago

    by Jane Do-Re-Mi

    This is such a lovely verse and I'm very glad to see it won this week. Congratualtions.

  • 1 year ago

    by Keira Pickard

    Lovely piece. Congratulations on your win!

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