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Poetry by Juliette Sebock

20/20


after all this time,

i finally look back and realise

it could have been you.

it must have been you.

it was you.


i think of that face,

white in the dark.

i remember closed eyes

and too-open hearts.

i dream up a voice,

quiet and caring.

comforting.


through all the ups

and downs

on this rollercoaster

we call something

akin to life,

i can see you

at my side,

as my guide.


a silver spark

in the night,

glowing pale

green light,

a partner

in crime.


hand-in-hand,

side-by-side,

we'll take on life.


one step at a time.

one rhyme at a time.

one piece at a time.


together, we'll ride

this fatal amusement park ride.

somehow, with your help,

i'll try to survive.




Juliette Sebock (she/her) is a Best of the Net-nominated poet and writer and the author of Mistakes Were Made, Micro, How My Cat Saved My Life and Other Poems, Three Words, Plight of the Pangolin, and Boleyn, with work forthcoming or appearing in a wide variety of publications. She is the founding editor of Nightingale & Sparrow, runs a lifestyle blog, For the Sake of Good Taste, and is a regular contributor to Marías at Sampaguitas, Memoir Mixtapes, and The Poetry Question. When she isn't writing (and sometimes when she is), she can be found with a cup of coffee and her cat, Fitz. Juliette can be reached on her website, juliettesebock.com, or across social media @juliettesebock.

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