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Never Again by Isabella Melians

I shouldn't have asked you


did I believe in serendipity?

limerence, intoxicating

sat heavily beneath my tongue

hallway lay so vastly around us

(encouraging questions not dare said

within a crowd)


you were so confused-

arms crossed protectively

brows furrowed deeply

pulsating silence

lips of a sole note



never had eye contact seemed more potent:

you turned so quickly

towards the metal doors

I shouldn’t have asked


Isabella Melians (she/her) is a sophomore attending school in south Florida. She is the vice president of her school's writing club, "The Writer's Circle", and has been published or is forthcoming in Cathartic Youth Literary Magazine, The Weight Journal, K’in Literary Journal, Spillover Magazine, Ice Lolly Review, NonBinary Review and other reviewers. Insta: @isabellam_04.

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