Estera Ulrich-Oltean

United Kingdom

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I Lost it in the Afternoon

November 27, 2020


Most people lose it at night in a club or bedroom or hotel
At least they do in books
Most people lose it in the dark and it's all romantic
I lost it in the afternoon

Most people lose it in a fit of passion, a moment of spontaneity
Trapped in a spell by their looks
Most people lose it in private in an intimate setting
I lost it in school in the afternoon

Most people find it slightly awkward but enjoy it nonetheless
Exploring each other's crannies and nooks
Most people don't wish they were somewhere else entirely
I would rather have been kissing an oxygen mask on the moon

Maybe I'm wrong and most people are like me nowadays
And it's clinical, one-sided, a chore
But most people can't live like that really, can they?
I lost it and my dignity in the afternoon

Most people want to try again as soon as possible
Most people are moaning for more or wishing, demure
Most people in books and poems and real life lose it in a flash of ecstasy
I lost it, dead, in the afternoon

Most people get to choose the who, the when, the how, the where
And when it happens they're sure
I didn't have a choice
And I didn't lose it
Like a  careless child loses a toy
It was taken from me
Daylight robbery
I lost it in the afternoon


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  • November 27, 2020 - 12:32pm (Now Viewing)

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  • Estera Ulrich-Oltean

    Okay so just to clarify this is not from personal experience; this is a poem that a character in one of my WIPs writes

    6 months ago
  • Anne Blackwood

    Oh my gosh... I have no words <3 <3 <3 <3 <3

    6 months ago
  • anemoia by a thread

    i'm sorry. if this is from experience... i am so sorry. i hope all is well with you. support and love from me and the rest of wtw.
    also, hi, i don't think we've "met." i'm erin, but i change my username for the challenges that i create. the latest one if #holidayvibes, as you see.

    6 months ago
  • Jason_claire :)

    I'm sorry, well, I hope you're okay now.
    Replying- Thank you :)

    6 months ago
  • musicmaker

    re: I think there are more of us than you realized!

    6 months ago
  • Rohan’s Defender (Semi-Active)

    Re: thank you so much!!! Nice to meet you! I’m Eden!

    6 months ago