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Dec 2015
8 ½ by 11 pieces of paper,

That’s how it all started...
Filled with possibility-

slowly, we added more
filling the paper together
with dreams-

Letters sent back and forth
professing our love
dreaming for the future,

and creating lists-

lists of the future-
lists of our dreams together-
lists of future plans and happy things-

and as we listed our lives,
we forgot to live them.

we listed romantic dreams
until romance became a dream-

we listed happy things-
until we had none between us..

and then we realized…
that our little page was filled

there was no room for us...

I keep those lists,
in my book,
with me at all times
hidden from the world-

hoping that one day
we may still make those dreams we once dreamed
come true-
knowing we won’t -
the pages aren’t empty-
But I sure am-

an empty shell of my existence
a blank piece of 8 ½ by 11 paper-
All I have is
the list of our future plans and happy little things

our list-

I think it’s time to make a new one-

but **** if I won't keep trying
to one day make those lists
mean something again-

*Who knew... it takes longer to move on than it does to fall in love.
The first poem I have written in a very, very long time.
Sahil Suri
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Sahil Suri
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