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How Did We Get Here?

Edited by: Sam Martin

Our poem for this issue is brought to you by Hashikami’s own Shikisha Cowan. Autumn is one of the most beautiful times of the year because it is a transitional period. Leaves are changing colors, temperatures drop with surprising quickness, and sunshine becomes a precious commodity. In this poem, the change has already happened, and we’re left wondering how to cope with it in its wake. 

How Did We Get Here?

by Shikisha Cowan

I don’t know how this happened,
How did it happen so fast?
Without meaning to
Our pieces became entangled
Wrapped up in one another
In every moment getting tighter.

I didn’t mean for this to happen.
Especially not this way,
For you and I to be grafted
Onto each other’s
Minds and hearts like this
So deep, so fast, so much.

You heard my voice speak words,
Yet you listened to my heart,
And still you reached deeper until…
We hit a soul note
As we sat silently together
Barely breathing, never touching.

This is not allowed, it’s forbidden.
So now we both sit away,
Far from the comfort we once shared
Away from each other,
Feeling the stabbing pains
All alone, by ourselves, in silence.

I know you know I’m sorry.
I brought you all this pain,
Sorry for bringing confusion,
For making a fleeting thought
A real possibility
Sorry, because tonight,
My I love you’s won’t even count.
I brought you all this pain,
Sorry for bringing confusion,
For making a fleeting thought
A real possibility
Sorry, because tonight,
My I love you’s won’t even count.

Do you write in your spare time? We’re interested in reading your work! Send your prose or poetry to goodmorningaomori@gmail.com!

(c) SCSquared, April 16, 2013

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