Lost Place

by Carolin Messier

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It was absolutely the Best Place in the Universe,
yes, Baby, it was, The Very Best Place
just us, just you and I alone together.
But it doesn’t exist anymore.
It was wiped off the map
by a .22 caliber bullet.

It was a special place, and a place
isn’t something you’d think
could be destroyed
by a single bullet.
But it was.

When a place breathes
and has a heartbeat
beating for two,
it can bleed.

For a living place
a single bullet
is all it takes.

That’s all it took.
Just one.

Bullet.