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Poem Submission #8

The Last Time

By: Rosemary Goettl

The last time I saw you, it was an ordinary day. We sat sipping coffee with sunlight filtering through the window. Our conversation didn't include solving world problems but solving a crossword or placing a puzzle piece in its proper place. The last time I saw you, I didn't think it would be the last. I've searched my mind to reset everything I wish I had meant to say but didn't. But the last time I saw you didn't erase all the memories we had together. The walks we took, the hugs we shared, the laughter and tears, it didn't change the way I loved you or the way you loved me in unspoken words, but thoughts and actions. I'll always remember the last time I saw you as memories in my heart.

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