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Demolished Light House

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Now that the people realize that they have forgotten

Now that it’s too late for repairs

Now that you and I stare at the crumbling bricks

Whispering for no reason

Now we realize that the old lighthouse we always took for granted is gone

The old lighthouse that we dared each other to stay the night in

You lasted an hour before something creaked and you ran shrieking home

Now that the trees are gnarled like skeleton hands

There are moments when I realize that we’ve wasted so much time in the pauses when neither of us could think of what to say


Author's Note: This poem is inspired by the painting "Demolished Light House" by Julian E. Levi. Feedback and constructive criticism are appreciated and encouraged.



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