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Poetry by Juliette Sebock

When so much is left undone

after "Breakfast at Tiffany's" by Deep Blue Something


I'm transported 60 years

in the length of a heartbeat

with the opening chords and I remember us,

coupled at Empire State

in the good old days,

snapping golden-age photos

in the diamonds' glistenings.

I'm back in the grass

of strawberry fields

and I realise the magic

of those moments

where you'd follow me

with a Google Map

leading us to bad decisions

and well-dressed Irish pirates

I find myself missing

songbird city tours

and daydreaming

of a future with you

and I

before the world,

our lives,

our loves,

left us with only songs

and horror movies

to remember us by.




Juliette Sebock is the author of Mistakes Were Made and has work in publications including Royal Rose Mag and Cauldron Anthology. She is the editor-in-chief of Nightingale & Sparrow and runs a lifestyle blog, For the Sake of Good Taste. When she isn't writing (and sometimes when she is) she can be found with a cup of coffee and her cat, Fitz. She can be reached at her website and across social media at @juliettesebock. She is a regular contributor of Marías at Sampaguitas.


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