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Clover Poetry Series: One Teen on Leaving Things Behind

Clover Poetry Series: One Teen on Leaving Things Behind

 

"Looking Back" is about reflecting on the past and missing what used to be. There were multiple inspirations behind the piece, so it has a multitude of interpretations—it could be about moving away from friends, going off to college, breakup, loss of a loved one, and so on. In writing it in such a vague way, I hoped that it would resonate with many other people in many different ways.


"Looking Back"

photos locked in drawers
facebook posts and empty spaces
instagram posts and forced faces

though no longer friendly,
at least, anymore
are names i've called so often before

now just a dream
our days, our routines
and all the inbetweens

a missing gap in the photo where i should be
instead studying the photos so intensely
feeling nostalgia flood immensely

wet tears and dry whispers
of promises we will never keep
all forgotten over one night's sleep

five months later
i'm still hanging on
even though
they're all long gone.

By Soo Hyun, 16

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