Poetry

Girl From Nowhere

“She said she was a girl from nowhere.
But with her, I remembered
what it was like to live.
To find home.”

She said she was a girl from nowhere. But with her, I remembered what it was like to live. To find home. I could hear the music floating in the night. With her, I knew what it meant to have more than just a pulse running through my veins. A pulse with a reason to keep beating. And even though she said she was made up of a mosaic of broken pieces — just like me — I still felt like we fit, like two parts of a puzzle. What were the odds, she’d mused, that a girl from nowhere would find another lost soul like hers? When she came into my life, I told her, suddenly, it wasn’t just the lonely, sad drum beat of a heart — the whole orchestra began to play in Technicolor. It was a perfect song. Complete with fireworks. I told her how she brought me to life by loving me. That she was the most beautiful song I’d ever heard. Because it was the song of us. The opus of two souls from nowhere. She smiled then, but it was just a ghost of its former glory. And somehow, I knew, like all songs, the music would end. When it did, it would drift off into the night.

Just like her.

© Sarah Doughty

After all, she was
just a girl from nowhere.

This was written for day twenty
of November Notes.
The Girl From Ipanema
by Joāo Gilberto, Astrud Gilberto, & Stan Getz

17 thoughts on “Girl From Nowhere”

  1. Oh come on, Sarah! There you were with a chance to put it away, take it church, set of the fireworksbehind the castle – before the last three lines. Am I only the “Captain Blood” and Disney happy ending guy (keepTravolta out of this) out there? Ow! Never stop believin’. It’s why we get out of bed and slug it out every day –

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    1. Hahaha! Yes, but there was something about that last line that I couldn’t resist keeping intact, “After all, she was just a girl from nowhere.” Of course, this felt like fiction and it feels like there’s more to tell. So I imagine he will go after her and find that happy ending anyway. 😊😊

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