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in case I don’t come back [poem]

There’s something you should know
in case I don’t come back.

You should know that
I gave all your things to the thrift store,
even your dad’s old watch and
your grandma’s fancy lace curtains.

You should know that
I left the water running from all the taps
when I moved out, hoping it would
wash away any hint of us
in the worn carpets and creaky bathroom door.

You should know that
I deleted all of your old photos,
each mouse click a rebellious hallelujah
I swore you’d hear wherever you slept that night.

You should know that
I hated all of those old songs you used to love,
the ones we’d sing at the top of our lungs
with the windows down in your car.

You should know that
you were all of the reasons I had left to stay here,
and our crumbling facade allowed me
to cut the last strings holding me in place.

I thought you should know,
just in case I don’t come back.
Because I won’t, at least not in this lifetime.

Author:

bookdragon, poet, witch

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