A Dose of Kyle

Writing by Kyle Freelander


Windows that have been shut should not be opened.

From time to time you can glance through them

and remember a life you once led, but be careful:

too much time starting out a window surveying

memory lane is a trap. You don’t look forward

because you’re too busy looking back. With palms

pressed against the fragile glass, you beg for the familiar,

the embrace that once protected you,

instead of seeking something new. You don’t age

and you don’t grow, you’re always that little girl

crying at home alone. Saliva kiss marks on salt-stained glass

from a girl who knew it wouldn’t last. A slam of a fist

with a wish to be fixed that no one can grant.

A crack in the glass where he tries to make his way back

to her but she cannot be found waiting there. She has changed

and she has grown, done staring at closed windows getting cold,

and when he reaches for her again she knows to pull back and turn away,

for this wasn’t forever they were facing together. It was the end.


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About this blog

Welcome! A Dose of Kyle is an ever-growing collection of fiction, poetry, nonfiction, random thoughts and musings from the mind of Kyle Freelander. Some of these posts are new works while some are older ones that have been spruced up for the occasion. Feel free to stay and read awhile. Remember, feedback is always appreciated! -Kyle

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