and traveling to try to get over it

For those who have been Ghosted by a friend you love

Find then lose, find then lose again. This time for good

Spotless Mind

– I am Lazarus, come from the dead,

Come back to tell you all, I shall tell you all -. *

I am an unreliable narrator,

I tell you that freely.

My story, scant evidenced,                                                           

Recalled from my senses, offers brief

Memories, good and bad.

Scatter shot reminiscences in my head,

Lurking, flickering, hazy. Old hurts,

Shocks of the new.

A motley collection of

Antiques and curios.

Sentences, bleeding, raw,

Snippets of history, retain

Deep importance. For you,

Deleted, a spotless mind?

Intensive craving and

My faith in you diminished,

Now faded and near extinguished.

Us, no longer us.

Nothing lasts,

Everything falls away,

Nothing gold can stay. **

  • T S Eliot The Lovesong of J Alfred Prufrock *
  • Robert Frost Nothing gold can stay. **

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    11th Oct 2019 by

    online, I sent a photo of me, at a desk, my bookshelves on show, crammed to the last inch of space, literature, history, specialist journals, that was just one corner, domains multi-booked, exist throughout the house, I could not live like that, you replied, too much clutter, too much stuff, suits me fine I thought,… Read more

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