Lament written by Melisa at



written by: Melisa



Lying awake

Cold as the sea

Waves are emotions

Crashing around me

Old grievances

Like a stingray piercing my heart

And wounding my soul

Wanting to let go

But holding on tight

I ask for forgiveness

And say goodnight

To your photo etched in gold

Dreaming of better times

We once had

Not knowing what to do

Now you are dead



Melisa Quigley lives in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia with her husband and two dogs. She is a writer and poet who has had her poetry, short stories and flash fiction published in several anthologies in America and Australia. When she is not writing she likes reading and cooking as well as yoga.

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