Lilacs on Leaving – Nicole Lyons

Nicole Lyons and her stunning writing made me see poetry in a new way and helped me find my voice as a poet. Be sure to visit the classic posts being highlighted on Sudden Denouement this week.

A Global Divergent Literary Collective

I look for you,

still. Reaching

through sound waves,

blaring, to pluck you

from nothing

back into existence.

I wait for you,

still. Walking

blurry lines of almost

there and crossing too

far gone.

I smell you,

still. Scraping

lilacs down metal

along shortcuts
to easy.

Prying life

out of the jaws

of a crash,

you used

to call home.

We hope you enjoyed this classic piece of writing from the Sudden Denouement archive.


Nicole Lyons is a writer/editor for Sudden Denouement and the creator of The Lithium Chronicles. 

She is the author of Hush and I Am A World Of Uncertainties Disguised As A Girl

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