What painful
realisations, it’ll hit you in the head quite hard,
when you begin to fully see years and days past,
loosened up friendships and screwed off bonds once tightened,

and once you break the glass, it’s impossible to unsee,
the reasons Fate has decided to be bitchy,
demoting you as the good thing, no longer the Better Thing,
the good thing that is rightfully replaced
for the something better that justifies




in your loved ones’ lives.

Published by troycabida

Troy Cabida (b. 1995) is a London-based Filipino poet. He has been a member of the Barbican Young Poets, the Roundhouse Poetry Collective and is a producer for open mic night Poetry and Shaah. His poems have appeared in TAYO, harana, Bukambibig, Cha and Ink, Sweat and Tears. His debut poetry pamphlet "War Dove" is published under Bad Betty Press.

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