doppleganger

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I glimpsed a reflection of you today
in the face of a stranger 
suffocating my soul with memories 
frightened and barely breathing

plagued by the spectre 
of how we used to be
hovering in my consciousness 
haunting every moment

how do you let go of the past
when it possesses your present
how do you ignore a ghost
when it catches you by surprise

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bdl
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Posted on September 21, 2013, in Poems and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 11 Comments.

  1. This so speaks to me, Brian!

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  2. Questions…take us further inward, sometimes. No answers to these, though. tomas

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  3. I asked this so many times and end up missing memories that taught me to become a better person, love the imagery brought by the piece, awesome…

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    • thank you for the good word. i believe we are all inspired, haunted by those we’ve encounter. very difficult at times to let go and allow the departed’s memories to settle.

      thanks for sharing.

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  4. How love was once..what it meant to me..did love meant someone..or someone meant love to me..can you change how it felt..not easy to change how you miss..if it is love..you can not forget..you can only miss..

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