midwest america part two

By Emma Geller

next morning 
they found our bodies
by the lake.

we were turned 
away from each other, 
backs staring at the shore. 

you wanted to 
break my heart
& i refused

by the water.

we ended up 
just like we started. 

the final scene,
in the film of our life,
it wasn’t heartbreaking, 
but not a happy ending either.

Emma Geller is a poet, singer, and actress from Boston, MA. Her poetry has been featured in various publications, including Quillkeeper’s Press, Honeyfire Literary Magazine and Calliope’s Eyelash. You can find out more about Emma on Instagram at em_me_line.

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