Starting Over

The sound of fire soothing the defeated silence of my youth

Whispers from an old friend who was forbidden from the light

Secrets from the basement of another life

Take these flickering memories

Give me room so I can breathe

Burn them out from inside of me

Liberate the thoughts of what used to be

Declutter all the times we no longer need

With this new space we will sow a new seed










2 thoughts on “Starting Over

  1. There’s something I really like about this poem, it gives a haunting vibe (even without the title!) and feels sort of like it marks a seasonal change and curve in the narrator’s arc. Nice work!

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