Enigma Weekend Edition: '6 AM Thoughts' by Keira Duryee

6 AM Thoughts
By Keira Duryee

I am just a man
And you are just a woman.
That’s as simple and complex as it gets.
We were two complex solar systems.
We are made up of planets that don’t particularly serve a purpose.
But that makes us more beautiful,
Yet more unpredictable.
One day, or night, I don’t know which it was--
Your asteroid danced across the empty space that I called me.
And I decided to dance with you,
Because that was the only thing I could do.
But one day, or night, I don’t know which it was--
You vanished.
I felt an empty void inside of me that you temporarily occupied.
Nevertheless, I called it love.
I guess I should’ve known you weren’t going to stay.
You were meant for a bigger galaxy.
That makes me feel emotion which should be called sadness,
Or is it a sense of unkempt anxiety?
Either way, I guess we were never really meant to love each other,
If that’s even what it was.
Yes . . . I truly believe I loved you.
I am just a man
And you are just a woman.

That’s as simple and complex as it gets.


Enigma is the art and literary magazine. Staff membership is open to any interested high school student. Each year’s staff is formed at the beginning of that school year. The Enigma staff is responsible for all aspects of production, from writing and artwork selection to layout and publication tasks. Members are also required to attend Coffeehouse readings. Items intended for publication may be submitted to the faculty adviser, Mrs. Carol Allen-Gordon

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