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  • Kimberly Nguyen


By Kimberly Nguyen
Posted on August 1, 2023
Cover Image Title: Double Happiness
Cover Image by: Christina Li
Classification: Photography
Specifications: Resized from 4031 x 3024
Year: 2023

I wonder

What if I

What if you

What if we

What if

I sang another lyric

You have another dream

We lock eyes on Eddy

What if

I tapped on your shoulder

You said my name the way only you do

We lock eyes on Hyde

One thousand moments with you

You were always the exception

You cried with strength

You play with passion

You are the bold yet gentle voice of pink

You know me like a second language

I know you like second nature

The white of our personalities is our strength

Blinded by one another

I will not dim my light for you

Nor do I expect you to

We want it like an old habit

In another life..

Wait for me on Geary, friend..


Losing people on our walk through life is a universal experience as well is the lingering of their loss. This poem is about preserving valuable memories. The two characters in this poem are both incompatible for each other and are better off living separate lives. They both once were linked by the hip, creating memories, building a connection that ignited just by locking eyes. However, since the relationship was established at such a young age, they were still growing into themselves. They were no longer compatible. What once looked like a beautiful yellow garden, now was just a field of weeds. This poem challenges the audience to view memories with friends we have fallen out with as good while it lasted. It is okay that we have moved on, those memories are not spoiled or rotten from lack of care. It is okay that they stay where they are. We do not need to go backwards and sacrifice who we can become to return to these memories.

[ * The End * ]

[Writing Editor: J.Y.]


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