by Lynn White

How can it be that someone

I don't see, 

only think 

about sometimes,

but never contact,

or try to,

leaves such a gap,

in their final leaving.


My life has not been changed.

All is the same.

So why the difference now

that you're really in the past,

when you were already part of my past

and not of my future.


Nothing has changed for me,

not really,

not in reality.

So why do you occupy my thoughts

in a different way.

Why does my future feel different

now you cannot be part of it,

even though you never would be

and I knew it.


Perhaps because I can no longer

dream you there.

But why not

when you could never be there

and I knew it

the same then, 

as I know now.

Why is it different,


even to dream?




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Writers Bio

Lynn White lives in north Wales. Her work is influenced by issues of social justice and events, places and people she has known or imagined. She is especially interested in exploring the boundaries of dream, fantasy and reality. Her poem 'A Rose For Gaza' was shortlisted for the Theatre Cloud 'War Poetry for Today' competition in October 2014 and has since been published and reprinted in anthologies by Vending Machine Press, Weasel Press and CTU. Poems have also recently been included in several anthologies including - Harbinger Asylum’s 'A Moment To Live By', Stacey Savage’s ‘We Are Poetry an Anthology of Love poems’, ITWOW, ‘She Did It Anyway’, Community Arts Ink’s ‘Reclaiming Our Voices’  and a number of on line and print journals.

Inspirational ImageDesolate by Courtney Kenny Portoby Courtney Kenny Porto

Pieces Inspired by this Image

'Universal Circus'
by Megan McDonald

'I Can't Sleep'
by Jessica Wiseman Lawrence

'The Journey'
by Holly Ferres

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