Turn Back

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Turn Back


Oh, if someone would come for her

Someone kind and ever caring

You know she never gives up

Staring into the ashes

Looking for signs of hope

Rising past the disappointments

And the compromises


These are the rituals she’s devised

To keep believing she is wiser

Than the fools

Whose tears fall like a million jewels

A million diamonds they have mined

From the gray veins of loss

Where they will always find


Waiting right there

With every memory they have

Tossed into the flames


Nobody blames them

Most of all her

Least of all her

Last of all her


Oh, if someone would just come

For her

Someone real and so forgiving

She could live without

Continuously hoping for it


These are the rituals she invokes

As the hands of the clock continue

To stroke the hours that pass

With all the words she has spoken


And the one heart she broke

Before she realized

It was her own


By Julie Flanders

Photo by Seth Macey





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