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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 an international 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 and Poets Quarterly and Dual Coast Magazine published by Prolific Press. Penny is an advocate for Mental Health Awareness and has the page "Mental Health Help" on her blog. She writes about the struggles of mental illnesses and Depression. She is passionate about spreading awareness for Suicide Prevention and Domestic Abuse. She expresses her passion through her writings of poetry and life experiences. 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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