anniversary

a poem, for a.

Zach J. Payne
Jun 3, 2019 · 1 min read

i miss you as you ascend at right angles
into some imaginary plane, each photon
that once kissed your skin loosens,
lighter from my eyes, beyond,
beyond

(and i know, or,
at the very least,suspect
that someday you will
disappear for good.)

there are enough echoes
of you still that i might
try
to tie them all back
into a flesh and blood girl,
smiling,

ghost over ghost, bound,
until you are corporeal
again

each memory is a jewel
in its own right, and you
were the sparkle running through
tying them together

still something, even as
you stretch into
some uncountable infinity
beyond my fingertips.

Zach J. Payne

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(He/They) Ninja Writer. Thespian. Queer. Essayist, poet, novelist. “In Search of Sunflowers” available on Kindle now.

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Zach J. Payne

Written by

(He/They) Ninja Writer. Thespian. Queer. Essayist, poet, novelist. “In Search of Sunflowers” available on Kindle now.

Poetry Palace

Your home for poetry on Medium.

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