Nostalgia

I haven’t felt a single thing

and I worry I never will again.

What happened?

I used to be so lively,

nowadays I’d rather sit at home

than be with loved ones.

What happened?

It’s like a part of me died when you left.

I knew it would happen;

I knew from the start

and I did nothing to stop it.

What happened?

What happened to the person I once was?

I have a fondness for things from before,

things like games and music and pop culture

because it’s the only thing

that brings me closer

to who I was

before.


4 thoughts on “Nostalgia”

  1. We numb ourselves, maybe with an invisible armor, to prevent being hurt again. Yet, the loneliness, the absence of ourself inflicts its own pain. A poem that speaks to all who’ve known this pain.

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