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Closure, They Say

By September 21, 2023March 1st, 2024Creative Writing
an old notebook viewed from the side, with drops of ink welling off the edge of the pages

closure is a chapter
of a book I loved to pretend
would never end

you cannot
change the words
once they’ve been written

but oh, how you tried
denied and

rearranged or straight up erased
the narrative to better suit
your goodbye

you struck a match
and thought the gaslit
pages would burn

but darling, I am
red water, we are
blood and fire

and closure is all the words
exactly as they were written
in dripping ink.