Saturday, December 14, 2013

JB Lacaden Week 77: Footsteps

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JB Lacaden’s Picture Choice: 2

Title: Footsteps

He madly scrambles inside his head,
Searching for the letters,
Piecing them together
Puzzle pieces that refuse to fit.
He tries to form out the words
To make her stay.
He speaks them out
And they sound wrong.
He tries again
And again
And the sound of her footsteps
Echoes in his head.

The words spill from him
Through his eyes
Through his sobs
But they sound so wrong
And the sound
Of her footsteps
Continue to reverberate
In him
Long after she’s gone.


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JB Lacaden dreams of someday being a published writer. He currently resides in Manila, Philippines. He's a lover of comic books, science fiction, and high fantasy. Check out some of his works at and follow him at @jblearnstowrite.


1 comment:

  1. Oh, this is lovely and wrenching! Wonderful writing, JB!! :)