By Grace Cuddihy
On losing a love.
if she had let me, i would’ve become enough. left a wanderer, i give distance, and distance kills me.
This piece started with the prompt “write a poem based on a word,” from the website Poets & Writers. I chose the word “distance,” and started freewriting this poem before editing it down significantly.
Grace Cuddihy is a writer, an activist, foster dog parent, baking enthusiast, and high school junior. She loves writing personal essays and writes frequently about her experience living with chronic illness. In her free time, she enjoys reading, watching Survivor and phone banking. Grace’s favorite book is The Perks of Being a Wallflower and her favorite book series is Percy Jackson: Heroes of Olympus. Her favorite authors are James Baldwin and Toni Morrison.
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