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“Ashes of a Dead Love” Poem by Joy S. J. Edwards

The ashes of a dead love dominate my days,
My thoughts are still your thoughts,
My dreams governed by your ways,
My head is filled with idle notions,
I’m still going through the motions,

Yet despair permeates the air,
It clings to my clothes,
Sits in your empty chair.

My emotions raw,
My devotion not required anymore,
For you have found a new love,
A younger version of me,
A man whose belly burns with fire,
Not a solid, dependable soul like me.

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A Joke at Midnight by Arnab Mukhopadhyay

In the darkness-
Of this sleepless night,
And in the midst
Of a slumbering world-

The sensation
as a ghost,
haunts me.

I’m alone. All Alone!

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Obsessed by Jim Miller

Obsessed.
Dangerously so.
With yesterday’s eyes
and tomorrow’s heart.
Anxious to end the end,
though it’s just the start.

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