Sunday, 14 November 2021

I saw my ex on LinkedIn

by Nicole Bird

Your picture popped up today
and your hair looks different.
It’s smooth and frames your face,
in a professional way,
Since you’re a VP of marketing now.
When I knew you,
you were a vagabond musician,
equipped with a fro of fire and
anyone could spot you from a mile away,
a dot of rust among the multitudes
and cacophony of Hollywood Boulevard
with icy blue eyes
cold like a lie.
All those moments
flood my mind,
tangled sheets
and soft laughter,
lips grazing,
inhaling your exhale,
so much fiction and warmth.
But, there was nothing like the frigid spike
of your betrayal
after so much truth.

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"I saw my ex on LinkedIn" was previously published in the Ariel Chart International Literary Journal. 

Nicole's career began with a degree in Creative Writing. Her focus then shifted to garnering degrees in Film Production and Screenwriting. Afterwards, Nicole worked in film, while writing and producing her own short films. Now, Nicole works as a Creative Writing professor and is currently at work on a collection of poetry, as well as honing her gluten free baking skills developed during the 2020 quarantine. Her work has appeared in the Ariel Chart International Literary Journal.

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