Poet Adria Holmes is a senior at Endicott College majoring in Creative Writing. She is a member of Spoken Bird, (the poetry slam club), and edits for the Endicott Review. She enjoys writing fiction, poetry, and song lyrics, and is currently the intern for New England Poetry Club.
Nine years ago, I cried.
Hollow words blew through my ears like winter,
when it’s too cold and nothing makes sense.
I didn’t want to believe it, but I had to.
You made everything better.
You let me sit with you and watch Disney movies.
You picked me up from the bus
so I wouldn’t have to walk alone in the rain.
You always said you were the lucky one.
Nine years ago, I stared at the roses,
red like passion, love, and blood.
My fingers brushed over the piano keys,
but the tears hit harder.
Nine years ago, I missed you.
It still hurts.
– Adria Carmen Holmes
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