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Before You Go

Before you go,

Sweep up my dignity.
You see,
I've thrown it away.

It became irrelevant
in your presence.

Can I recapture it
without looking
in your eyes?

What will I see
reflected there?

Yesterday’s letters
expressed it plainly.
Songs we sung to one another.

The words now blurry;
running on the page.

Before you go,

Take my heart
from your hand.
It’s held
too tightly.

More resilient than I knew.

The imprint
of your fist
will fade.

Before you go,
Draw the blinds. 
To accept the light
would be a subversion. 

Copyright © 2019 Penny Wilson

*Just a few old memories here….  All is well. 



Penny Wilson is a freelance writer who writes in several genres. She has written articles for WOW Women on Writing. Her poetry has been published in online journals, such as Ariel Chart, Spill Words Press and the Poppy Road Review. Penny is a member of the Austin Poetry Society. Her poetry has been featured in the publication America's Emerging Poets 2018 & 2019 by Z Publishing, Poets Quarterly and Dual Coast Magazine published by Prolific Press. You can find more of her writings on her blog at and follow her on Twitter @pennywilson123.

8 thoughts on “Before You Go

    1. Thank you, Chuck. A Very, Very long time ago. We write what we know, right? Don’t feel bad for me. My life has given a wealth of things to write about! Thank you for the visit and your kind words. ❤


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