A sandwich poem based on “Passing Time” by poet Maya Angelou. My goal was focus on the ending of a relationship, since we tend to share more emotional attachment right after one ends rather than the beginning of one. Objective of the assignment was to find a short poem, leave a space between each line of the poem, write your own line that you think might fit, delete the lines of the original poem, and get rid of the spaces left by the deleted lines.
Searching for something long gone,
losing myself after dusk.
Our similarities are thinning.
Our flaws no longer blend.
Departure was inevitable,
burying a future we could never share.