Written by Jacob Ibrag

‘I won’t keep you. Take what you need.’ The taste

of implosion, a fluid symphony. Transference. Backs

to one another. Embrace ridden with escape. Beautiful

getaway. Peeking back years later, butterfly wing what

ifs. ‘What could’ve been. We could have, and didn’t.’

Photography by Lauren Grayson

24 comments on “Could’ve

  1. This reflects the complexity of relationships. This line especially spoke to me, “Embrace ridden with escape.” Coming together while already leaving.

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  2. Simultaneously holding on and letting go. Love this.

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  3. πŸ’” heartbreakingly perfect

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  4. butterfly wing what ifs. yep

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  5. “We could have, and didn’t” Beautiful!!!!

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  6. gardenlovepoet


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  8. A stimulating gift, from

    a dear loving friend….

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  9. photoscientist

    A closed heart never has a need for escape.

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  10. Reblogged this on The Reluctant Poet and commented:
    Come read a beautiful piece “Could’ve” by Jacob!!

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  11. That had some beat(nik) to it.
    That was a fun read!

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  12. The complexity of emotion is so beautifully rendered. Anand Bose from Kerala

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