Now That It’s Over

Now that it’s over I want to let go
Memories burn like a flame through the snow
It doesn’t feel like it was so long ago

Memories torture as only they can
Broken hearts rattle like rocks in a can
It’s hard to imagine you’re even a man
When that used to be all you could know

Somebody said that the past is not past
When you were present I thought it would last
But time has a habit of running out fast
And everything runs out someday

Do you remember when flames were a spark?
When there was nothing could keep us apart?
Or are you also alone in the dark?
Waiting for something that’s gone


I know that it’s over but I can’t let go
I follow the footsteps you left in the snow
You’ve gone above and left me here below
And I don’t know how to move on

Published by mikepowernyc

Named one of New York's Best Emerging Poets 2019, my poetry chapbook The New Normal was published by Analog Submission Press. My novel The Zoo was published by Cacoethes Publishing House. Other poems and short stories have appeared in Subterranean Blue Poetry, The Journal of Microfiction, and Sick Lit Magazine, among others. Other works include a staged reading of my play Digging Up John Barrymore, performed by Dreamcatcher Entertainment, and five albums of original music recorded with my band Late Model Humans.

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