Two Years On


United States

Dear self,

I found your old book.

The book of lines and ink that pulled you out from where you were.

Poetry saved you.

I re-read the poems you had marked.

And cried.

The poems you marked broke my heart.

Love, and deceit. Trust, and heartbreak.

You will know love. You will know trust. You will know happiness.

If I travelled back and told the girl reading whiskey, words and a shovel this,

She wouldn’t believe me.

She would’ve laughed.

Went to bed.

And died a little more inside.

Goodnight beautiful, I will see you soon. 

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