All the dreams we wove together,

Knotted tight with our love,

Tinted all the hues the daylight brings,

And the dark tones of the night,

Unravelled with a single word.

Blind to the gulf between love and pleasure,

Sure of a future no one could ever know,

In our blinkered ignorance

We left so much unsaid, so much undone.

We never thought

To tug the dangling string of goodbye

To see if it would hold.

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Jane Dougherty

I used to do lots of things I didn't much enjoy. Now I am officially a writer. It's what I always wanted to be.

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