Not Romantically

Not Romantically

A Poem by Zachary Jude

Written in a rush,

Gotta get these thoughts down

Never thought I'd miss 

your little backwards town

I've waited long enough, 

I need you now


"I love you, 

but not romantically"

It's embarrassing, truly, 

Those words nearly killed me

Arrows and darts 

My shattered memories


How am I still here?

Not all of me is

A piece is with you

Can't I have some, too?

Just a breadcrumb is all I need

No, that's not true, I need you


I don't want to love you As I do

It's a torturous slog away from you

Lift me with your name,

Your words, your voice, 

I’m dry as a flower in a drought

Make me bloom


Help me, make me forget

Who can set me free?

As you have already forgotten me.

written 1/11/20

© 2020 Zachary Jude

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Added on January 12, 2020
Last Updated on January 12, 2020
Tags: breakup, romance, gay, lgbt, grief, memories


Zachary Jude
Zachary Jude


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