when I am

by Matthew Stokdyk

when I am
becomes I was
I love will still be
I love;
but when you are
becomes you were,
will it become
you loved?
I fear will fear
that warmth will was
and that alone
will make me was.

Originally published in the Spring 2016 volume of Illumination.

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