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I have come to visit this small town
you once lived in. I walked the same cobblestones that you once trod
on. I am standing on those hill tops in the mist you spoke of. I
have felt it as smoke in my throat. The air I now exhale was the air
you once breathed in. But this is not love; it is nowhere close to it.
Love was the time when I put my ear to the flagstones listening for
Parineeta holds an M.A. in Creative
Writing from the University of Newcastle upon Tyne and enjoys poems,
history, short stories, Italian food and the seashore. She has
previously been published in the Vintage Script Magazine and the
International Journal of the Arts and Sciences (IJAS).
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by Tony Kitterick, 2012