'Yesterday' by Rachel Abreu

Rachel Abreu, another one of our new writers for the Creative Writing section, sent us her poem Yesterday. Short but powerful, Rachel's poem captures a moment in time which induces melancholic meditations upon a 'friend.'  YesterdayI poured my heart outBut my blood fell throughLike water through cracks between fingers,And words fell out of my mouthFaster than you could catch them,So I thought that maybeI could borrow your lips for a whileAnd pretend we were making history,When really I wouldn’t rememberThe next minuteAnd the next week I wouldHave to pretend all over again,That the only label I gave you was ‘friend’.  Rachel Abreu