Ordinary Afternoon

it felt like an enchantment from a good witch

that day we sat across from one another in the café talking and completely losing track of time

a shared solitude, separate seemingly from the rest of the whole world

washing away pretenses and facades

spilling laughter from the depths of our beings

an otherwise ordinary afternoon

the start of a connection that would run deep

it felt like summer in the midst of spring

that day we walked hand-in-hand under the pink and white cherry blossom canopies

a sea of people, bikes, and bright yellow taxis

washing over cement paths

spilling out of historical buildings

an otherwise ordinary afternoon

the joy-filled calm before the storm rolled in

it felt like gasping for air after being punched in the gut

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that day we argued, agreeing only to part ways

a sudden eclipse of darkness so thick i felt blind

washing down a whole meat lovers pizza with soda and tears in my eyes

spilling chocolate sauce while reaching for the ice cream scoop

an otherwise ordinary afternoon

accepting finally a Ms. Havisham-esque existence

it feels like i’m haunted by these memories

today filled with regret

same as the day before

a purgatory, punishment for some sort of misstep

washing feet not to serve but to combat loneliness

spilling my heart, cathartically onto the keyboard

an otherwise ordinary afternoon

attempting to accept Me apart from We

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Terimarie Degree

Terimarie Degree

Terimarie Degree is a mid-west residing poet and children's writer. She grew up the child to a naval officer living everywhere from southern California to unique locales such as the Aleutian Islands of Alaska. These experiences have supplied reflections that cover an assortment of topics in her writing from faith, family, relationships and coming of age in the 1980s.
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Terimarie Degree is a mid-west residing poet and children’s writer. She grew up the child to a naval officer living everywhere from southern California to unique locales such as the Aleutian Islands of Alaska. These experiences have supplied reflections that cover an assortment of topics in her writing from faith, family, relationships and coming of age in the 1980s.