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Ella Clark Aug 12
I never got to say goodbye.  I never got to say goodbye.  I never got to say goodbye.
I never got to say goodbye.  I never got to say goodbye.  I never got to say goodbye.
I never got to say goodbye.  I never got to say goodbye.  I never got to say goodbye.
I never got to say goodbye.  I never got to say goodbye.  I never got to say goodbye.
I never got to say goodbye.  I never got to say goodbye.  I never got to say goodbye.
I never got to say goodbye.  I never got to say goodbye.  I never got to say goodbye.

On my knees, falling to the ground, in your arms, screaming,

I never got to say goodbye.
A piece from a larger body of work about the death of my best friend.
Ella Clark Aug 7
After your memorial service I spent time with one of your partners, a cam star, along with a mutual friend who was also your **** dealer.  We smoked shimmering moon rocks, exchanged books, and took pictures.  I wanted to mobilize, but didn’t know what for.  
My body felt electric at the root, ready for action,
if only I knew what.

We all said we would keep in touch,
and I desperately wish we had.  

I never got my books back.

So many things fell apart when you died.
This piece is part of a collection of poems about my best friend's death. Constructive criticism welcome!
Ella Clark Aug 7
My heart feels squeezed out when I write about you.  
Lighter, and more free to beat against its veins, and ligaments, and bones.  I need to let go of as much as I can so that I can thrive into the future, free of the weight of having known you and your passing.  
When you would cry to me,
when you swallowed all those pills
I never felt you were a burden.  
The weight of having known you can crush me some days.  
I cannot go on
a pancake of a person.

So, I unload your memory onto pages of dry pulp and dye
and pray you cannot seep back beneath my skin
where you sometimes make a home.  

Pages of you act like scripture  for a god I don’t believe in,
that neither of us believed in.  

God does not exist,
the afterlife is not real
pages are all that house you now.  



I cling to my un-belief,
but don’t have faith enough
in absolutes, to feel
convinced that you’re gone.
This is part of a collection of poems I'm working on about the passing of my best friend. Constructive criticism is always appreciated!

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