lexitrains of thought
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time really does heal wounds (goodbye, for real this time)


by lexi

leaving you was cutting a piece of a string loose

which i had equated to freedom, which i had assumed meant

endless redwoods and vanilla skies

just how leaving the others felt like so

and it did; for months i swore it did

i was kissing fresh air and faces, and my heart —

it no longer felt like it was waiting for an echo

so that it could beat in response

so i don’t know how to describe what it was

standing on the edge of a ship at 2am, flying

underneath a bridge and making a wish to any god

where i finally felt the string i had cut off

circle to meet its closed loop

if you’re out there reading this

i hope you’ve found your vanilla sky

mine only came with time

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stevewaldropBronze CommaStoryteller
3 months agoReply
The imagery in this is evocative. You drew me in from the opening line. Well done, and I hope your healing continues.

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3 months agoReply
Well written! And I have the same question as @michaelschulze . Does time really heal us? Or we learn how to deal with it and move on?

3 months agoReply
Does time really heal the pain or does it simply teach us how to live with it mabey for the young it does because you have so much more to squeeze into your life but as you get older it's just another memory A Great Post