Adjustments

 /   /  By Emma Birches
Stone Soup Magazine
January/February 2014

By Elisabeth Martin

Nothing ever stays the same
Family going,
Never coming back
Tears fall
Goodbyes made
Why won’t the world stop spinning?
Sorrow, joy
Blended into one
Leaving,
For a better place
Why can’t we go as well?
Tears dry
Life moves on
Events fade
Time blurs
Were they ever here at all?
A memory
A smile
A place
Smacks me hard
Like colliding with a wall.
Tears wet my pillow again,
Freed by fresh pain.
I will never forget completely,
Though nothing stays the same.

Adjustments Elisabeth Martin

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