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Afterparty

After all the guests
Left their fingerprints
On every window
And scuffs up and down
Each hallway,
I searched for you.
I looked underneath
The stacks of jackets
Forgotten by those
Donning flushed cheeks,
Peeked in the guest room,
Let your name shake
Now empty glasses clattering
And cluttering countertops.
They said you slipped out
While I was still dancing;
Now I just have pity parties,
All alone, drinking myself silly.

No Such Thing as Closure

It’s been a few months
Since the last time I cried.
My wells have run dry
But not because I miss you any less;
I finally accept that
This is life.
I can scream into
Every passing storm cloud,
But that will never bring you back.
I can yell at God
As I sob over crinkled pictures
But all I can…

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‘Ungodly’ is my baby. I don’t know if you can tell, but this is my favorite collection of poetry I have ever written. I am so proud of this collection. I wrote for this collection for years honestly. Some of the poems date back…

Learn more about Maggie’s highly anticipated 3rd poetry collection, ‘Ungodly.’

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By now you probably know that ‘Ungodly’ is broken up into 4 parts. A quick overview of those parts:

⁃ The Fallen
⁃ The Healing
⁃ The Appalling
⁃ The Godly

The Appalling is the third part of the collection. This is also…

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As a quick…

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Last week I told you all that my upcoming collection “Ungodly” is broken up into 4 parts. The first part of the book is called “The Fallen.”

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Maggie Bowyer

Freelance political and health writer. Poet. The Whole Story out now

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