Lovers to Friends (a poem)

Apparently being trans has unlocked a dormant poetry gene. My grandfather was a poet, and so was my mum. This one came to me while I was out walking earlier, so I wrote it down as soon as I got home so I wouldn’t forget it.

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Lovers to Friends

I spend my days writing about love
While my own life is a story no romance reader would buy

A tale of lovers to friends
A slow, careful untangling of lives entwined
A sifting through to salvage what remains, while quietly mourning what is lost

It isn’t painless, but it’s gentle
Hearts bruised rather than broken…

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About Jay Northcote

Author of LGBT romance. Trans (he/him), Parent, cat herder, professional procrastinator.
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5 Responses to Lovers to Friends (a poem)

  1. Blaine L Hall III says:

    XOXO

  2. anita says:

    Lovely!

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