Collage and photograph by Carlotta with other images by Mona from Pexels
Carlotta Midolo evokes memories and acknowledges the quiet of being alone once more
My gaze loses itself beyond my window I see our memories I see that I don’t own them anymore I see them running through the streets I see them captured By a momentary rainfall
I look across the road See their silhouettes in each other’s company Remember it all happened right there In the small corner of our universe – their universe now It felt grander when it was you and me when these memories were mine, ours
Then it all stopped. And still I wonder if you can hear it like I can We began talking to each other Talking at each other, rather We were only saying Words we wanted to hear back
We were in this dark empty chasm Eons apart We still thought that our voices would carry In fact I think they did, they travelled quite far Touched cool tides below Met in the middle
In that moment They collided and destroyed each other
And still I wonder if you can hear it like I can Isn’t that what we were trying to do anyway? Destroy each other until we couldn’t distinguish Darkness from our shadow Of course I loved you I think you loved me once too
But we chased the shadows to the end Of our trace, our truce It got to a point where bitterness rose so high That it was the only thing we could see anymore And so our voices carried and collided Over and over. Losing communication
And still I wonder if you can hear it like I can Can you hear the silence?
Carlotta is an undergraduate university student, studying Hispanic Studies and Comparative Literature. Passionate about photography, writing and music, she hopes to become an interpreter or a writer, one day, encouraging others, especially through her poetry, to express themselves by pursuing their interests and never giving up.