Walking Alone

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Romance  |  House: Booksie Classic

My first work in a while, and, to be quite honest, one of the most sincere that I've written.

If you see this, then I'm sorry I couldn't, and can't, be there when it would've mattered most. I promise I'll make it up someday.


Walking Alone


I can’t ever stay in one place.

If I wanted it, and I wasn’t wanted here,

I would go.

And so I am walking alone.


I am hunger,

I am anger,

I am here.

I was there.


The usual greets me,

Smoke and strange dialects.

I have my favorite,

Something I have yet to try.


I finish,

And I go.


The sun has been extinguished,

And the brightest thing here is the fire on the mountain.

I look back towards the road I left,

And ahead where my shadow is always ahead of me.


I am fear,

I am lust,

I was there.

And now I am here.


An aroma beckoned me,

Slowing my pace.

Ancient Stones set in,

And the wind ceased to pass.


The sky cleared, and ahead,

That same mountain.

Yet, a distinct figure,

More than a blurred outline.

It was us all along,

Falling in and out of the years again.

Just like we always did.


I stifled a tear from falling in the same way,

The same way I had fallen for its beauty.

Lights went past,

People walked on,

Doors swung shut,

And still I stood there,

Tantalus to the fruit before me.





It reminded me of the safety of the lie,

The lies I once told myself.

That if I could but stand atop that distant figure,

Then the world would pass under me.


I kept this deep inside,

And tucked it away for the morning wake.

I would never tell anybody myself,

But resolved to fixate it where others could see.




I thought I saw your eyes in the fires on the mountain.

But turning back, realized they were no more than lights,

Illuminating the top where I saw myself, fulfilled.


And that is why I’m walking alone.


Submitted: October 18, 2018

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