i never thought

Originally published Thursday, 04 April 2019.

i never thought poem

i never thought poem

I never thought it would
look like this,
where time with you
was just pretend,
a waiting, a pacing,
an ache of busy.
There is something
I’m missing
and I’m afraid
I won’t find it.
So I stopped looking
before I started.
And that is when
pretending is painful.

—jennifer j. camp

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