Do relationships ever die

Southern Sun, Aegean Light- Edited by N.N. Trakakis
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N.N. Trakakis

Do relationships ever die
or do they merely fade to grey
losing their colour
their vibrant glow and fervor
refusing nevertheless to let go
hanging on to the last breath
waiting in half-lit subterranean caverns
completely hidden from passers-by
venturing every so often
to emerge unexpectedly
shockingly
in that verb you inflected in a way you didn’t recognise
in that feeling of remorse that was never yours
in that truthful answer you would never have given
in the morning smile that doesn’t belong to you.

N.N. Trakakis
“Southern Sun, Aegean Light”
Melbourne, Australia

N.Ν. Trakakis

About N.Ν. Trakakis

Nektarios Nikolaos (‘Nick’) Trakakis was born in 1972 in Melbourne from Cretan parents. He studied philosophy and theology at undergraduate level, and was awarded his PhD in philosophy from Monash University in 2005. He has taught Philosophy at Monash and Deakin Universities, and he is currently a Research Fellow in Philosophy at the Australian Catholic University. He has published two books and many journal articles on philosophical and theological themes. He has also published the following collections of poetry and prose: Tears (2005), Silent Transfigurations (2006), Via Dolorosa (2008), and Clearings (2011).
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