No Turning Back

No Turning Back


Parting rivers.

Parting ways.

The truth laid bare

at my feet


Deep dark secrets hide

within converging storms.

A cadence of emotions

marching by.


My words are not your words.

We speak in different tongues.

It is as if you know the answer

before the question is posed.


You know me so well

yet not at all.

Fragments of life

falling into oblivion.


Forlorn and forgotten,

forsaken and lost.

Death closes the door

that love once opened.


Parting ways,

there is no turning back.

Time does not allow

such luxuries as that.



Ann Christine Tabaka


Ann Christine Tabaka has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize in Poetry, has been internationally published, and won poetry awards from publications. She lives in Delaware, USA.  She loves gardening and cooking.  Chris lives with her husband and two cats. Her most recent credits are: Ariel Chart, Page & Spine, West Texas Literary Review, Oddball Magazine, The Paragon Journal, The Literary Hatchet, The Stray Branch, Trigger Fish Critical Review, Foliate Oak Review, Better Than Starbucks!, Anapest Journal, Mused, Apricity Magazine, The Write Launch, The Stray Branch, Scryptic Magazine, Ann Arbor Review, The McKinley Review.
*(a complete list of publications is available upon request)

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