‘In the Past’: A Poem by Jodi Johnson

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Jodi Johnson is a poet and artist currently based in Nottingham. After graduating with a Fine Art degree last year, Jodi has just completed her MA in Creative Writing at Nottingham Trent. She is currently working on an anthology with her MA cohort that is due to be published this month. You can follow her on Instagram @jodimartine

In the Past 


Dear diary, 

I love him 

I loved him.


Crumpled pages tarnished

with tears show imperfections 

in what was once faultless,


no longer 

stuck by such scribbles 

only futile memories

of a


spark that spun 

into a blaze,


where I threw the diary

watched the embers of the old us

die out        one 

                            by 

                                one.

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