The Past That Music Holds

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Have you ever listened to a song?

And then,

when you listen to it again

it’s no longer yours?

It’s turned into something of theirs.

That person

who listened to it before.

That person you used to be.

When you discovered the song, you loved it.

Now it’s just theirs.

It belongs to

That person you used to be.

It no longer makes you smile or cry

It no longer invokes the feeling that the artist made you want to feel

You can only feel

That person you used to be.

It’s somehow a sort of grief or numbness

Like you lost someone you loved

But you are happier now, than you were as

That person you used to be.

It’s not just a song

They once heard on the radio.

It’s a part of them,

That person you used to be.

It’s this song

That song

That holds a memory so strong of

That person you used to be

You can feel it in your bones

Every time you listen

It reminds you of

That person you used to be

That person may be gone,

But because of this song,

You will always remember

That person you used to be.

So now I ask you:

Have you ever listened to a song?

And then, when you listen to it again

It is no longer yours?

It’s turned into something of theirs.

That person

who listened to it before.

That person you used to be.

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Kali Munro is a junior at Clayton A. Bouton High School.