Torrential Love Lost

I tried, when we met

to put you from my mind.


Forced myself to stop

each time I thought of you

and think of

falling rain instead,

until my entire day

was a torrential deluge.


When we swam that night,

off the coast of Carolina,

the waves pulled me under

beneath a strawberry moon.

Then spat me back out when they realized

I was already gone.


You noticed me.

You noticed me,

when I hadn’t realized I needed someone to.

You made me feel worthy of notice;

see the faith I had lost in myself.


The months I stayed up

all night to message you

were a waking up.

Now the night sky asks where I’ve been.


I loved you more

for the way you loved me.

But all I have left

is the rain.

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Lucca Hermes (he/him) is a writer, editor, photographer, and witch living in Madison, Wisconsin. You can find him wandering forests with his service dog Regulus, editing for Corporeal, or rambling on Twitter @LuccaHermes.
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