A New York Minute

A New York Minute

A Poem by Giulia King

Can we rewrite the stars?

The truth is, I don't know.
I really don't want to know.
I couldn't handle the pain of the answer anyway.
A New York minute passes,
I saw him with his arm stretched out into the crisp November air,
trying to hail a taxi.
I closed my eyes and wandered off into the emptiness that once was us.
Someone pinch me,
tell me it's real.
He stirred my soul by the way he touched me.
I opened my eyes and saw him get into the car. 

I saw him.
And suddenly, all my poems made sense. 


© 2018 Giulia King


Author's Note

Giulia King
Perhaps, the biggest tragedy isn’t the endings. Perhaps, it’s the what if’s and the almost’s that bury us in the end.


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Guila,
This poem hits me hard. This poem speaks to me a thousand times. Thank you for writing it. I will be reading it over and over. Well done!
Blessings,
Richie b.

Posted 1 Year Ago


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Giulia King

1 Year Ago

A million thanks, Richie. I'm happy that this poem touched you somehow. Thank you for leaving this r.. read more



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You killed it with this piece! I mean it is AWESOME SAUCE! It is powerful. I love how you write life in a way that we can all relate to. Well written!!! P.S. I miss your face! It has been too long!
Tabby

Posted 1 Year Ago


Giulia King

1 Year Ago

Tabby! I've missed you soo much! Happy you're back! I've been a bit lost myself. Thank you for readi.. read more
A well written and deeply sad tale filled with regret. You start off with a pertinent question and then guide us thorough the scene and the protagonist's thinking in this flowing free verse. I did hear the song by the Eagles (my favourite band) "In A New York Minute" while I read this.

Posted 1 Year Ago


Giulia King

1 Year Ago

That's my favorite song! That song helped me write this piece a bit :)
so beautifully written and expressed. Life itself is "emptiness" and nothing is real if u really mean to find it. you never find an end for the life, even if you die, someone else comes instead. Util and unless all gone!

Posted 1 Year Ago


Giulia King

1 Year Ago

Thank you for reading. I'm happy you liked this piece.
love that last line because I can relate. when I look into my wife's eyes all the poems also make sense to me.

Posted 1 Year Ago


Giulia King

1 Year Ago

That's beautiful, Michael. You're a great man!
Perhaps one needs dive in without thinking.. perhaps one needs pause to weigh up the pros and cons, perhaps one needs... what comes naturally and hang the outcome. Tis said we're part of every place we've ever visited, every emotion every felt, every person we've gained access to.. and so, like the common cold, will never be 100% fit ever again. Perhaps. That's how i interpret your wonderful post, its hints, pauses and all.

Posted 1 Year Ago


Giulia King

1 Year Ago

I love this. Thank you for leaving a beautiful comment.
This is a brilliant splash of serendipity woven with promise & regret contrasting . . . the way a simple moment can be pregnant with all our expectations, & bowled over by a moment of inattention, or by another's action. I love the way you seemingly smear a daub here & a daub there to create this frantic earth-changing moment so it evokes a few extra images from the reader's mind. Here's hoping you're starting off with a great 2019! (((HUGS))) Fondly, Margie

Posted 1 Year Ago


Giulia King

1 Year Ago

Sorry for the delay, thank you reading this piece! I'm happy you loved it :) HUGS!
Starts well but ends very quickly.
nice structure with emotions, a sense of place, and a fear of what was
and now it is apparent.
A clear vision of him.

Posted 1 Year Ago


Giulia King

1 Year Ago

As all things in life do. Thank you for reading, Josie :)
A glimpse of a Déjà vu encounter, encapsulated in a minute of time; stirring myriad emotions of possibilities of 'what may have been(s)'. My interpretation of your interesting composition and excellent wordplay ... great share ... :-)

Posted 1 Year Ago


Giulia King

1 Year Ago

Loved it! :) Thank you for reading, Phill
Yes, someday we realize we write because it made us feel. Thanks for sharing.

Posted 1 Year Ago


Giulia King

1 Year Ago

Exactly! Thank you for reading.
A delicate connection between the heart and mind amazingly expressed here. It is a great read.

Posted 1 Year Ago


Giulia King

1 Year Ago

Thank you so much, Deco :)

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