It Slowly Slipped Away 

by The Cowl Editor on October 28, 2021


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by Grace O’Connor ’22


She looked in the mirror and took a deep breath

Today was the day her life would change

She looked down at her newly polished nails as her heart drummed in her chest

Time was going by painfully slowly yet too fast


She stood up slowly and walked down the stairs in silence

The silence in the air weighed her down with every step

The last time she saw her she was in her arms, the most beautiful thing alive 

It felt hard to breathe every time she thought about her


She sipped the coffee slowly as her mind kept running rapidly

She wanted more than anything another chance

A new relationship, one that she could cherish rather than one that bares the emptiness 

Of a relationship that was nonexistent 


The ring of the doorbell echoed through the house

She stood up slowly and walked to the door at the end of the hall

She put her hand on the cold door knob and twisted it hesitantly

She gasped when she saw her face


It was the day that changed everything

One that she had tried to delete from her memories for years

But also a day she could never get back, all the emotions that she had buried inside

Sometimes would bubble up to the surface


All she kept was that one photo

That one memory

It slowly slipped away

Until that one moment, the day that changed everything