Submitted Date 04/09/2019

I swear I see you
Out the corner of my eye
Standing in my yard
Or on the street nearby
One day I heard a knock at my door
The stranger reminded me of you
My heart sank to the floor
I didn't answer it
When I looked out the peephole again
In an instant, he was gone
Like a wisp of smoke
Or a gusty breeze
I swear I see you
My long, lost friend
As I continue to wait
For you to come back again



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  • Tomas Chough 3 years, 10 months ago

    Great description of longing to see a certain person that means so much again. I like the nostalgic vibe to it. Great job Carrie!

    • Carrie Lowrance 3 years, 10 months ago

      Thanks. It's been way too long since I have talked to this person. I hope he comes back soon.

  • David Ross Washington Jr 3 years, 10 months ago

    Aww, this is such a tearful, touching, and beautiful poem.

  • No name 3 years, 10 months ago

    My heart hurts. I have quite a few friends I pictured as I read this. Lovely poem.

    • Carrie Lowrance 3 years, 10 months ago

      Thanks, so did mine as I was writing it. Hemorrhaging is a better word for my feelings.

  • Jared Clawson 3 years, 10 months ago

    Beautiful! Brief but deep. You get a glimpse of the story behind it, but there's still a mystery to it.

  • Miranda Fotia 3 years, 9 months ago

    This is very relatable to me. When my grandpa passed, I "saw" him everywhere. It was unbearable at first, but then it became comforting. Great piece!