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Photo by mephisto19

my man and i were looking after the flat of friends when i out of a sudden felt alone, seeing all his stuff laying there and i thought “what if”
the results of those thoughts can be seen here. i took some photos (here the final selection, the entire shots are on my lomohome) and wrote a short poem, sirst in german and for this blog i translated it.
the shot on top of my man is only to illustrate the blog and does not belong to the series…

If you leave me now

Wärest du gegangen
Heute
Für immer
Hättest mich verlassen
Oder dir wäre etwas passiert
Ich hätte Dinge vorgefunden
Dinge
Die du als letztes berührt hast
Dinge
Die dein sind
Dinge
Die einfach da sind
Die nach dir riechen
Die du benutzt hast
Die Dinge
Die dich überlebt hätten

Aber du hast mich nicht verlassen
Bist zurückgekommen
Und die Dinge?
Ich schaue sie anders an als noch gestern und werde sie morgen
Auch
Anders anschauen
Wenn du sie wieder benutzt
Und zur Arbeit gehst
Und sie Tür hinter dir schliesst

Und wiederkommst

If you leave me now

If you leave me now
Today
For ever
If you left me
Or something happened to you
I would have found things
Things
You were touching last
Things
that are yours
Things
That simply are here
That have your sent
That were used by you
Those things
That would have survived you

But you did not leave me
You came back
And the things?
I look at them differently than I did the day before and will look at them
Tomorrow
Differently, too
When you use them
And go to work
And close the door behind you

And come back

written by mephisto19

31 comments

  1. mephisto19

    mephisto19

    here is the link to the album http://www.lomograph(…)ow-complete

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  2. remi-boiteux

    remi-boiteux

    That's moving.

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  3. kylewis

    kylewis

    As remi says... brings a tear to the eye.

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  4. zoezo

    zoezo

    please dont leave!! too sad :-(

    but good at the same time too! x

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  5. superlighter

    superlighter

    beautiful poem! really.

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  6. vici

    vici

    It is a beautiful poem. Thank you for sharing something so personal.

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  7. saidseni

    saidseni

    The pictures are beautiful, I love the idea. It happens to me often, I love to see his things in the house, same as you, the keys, shoes, phone charging… although I have some issues with the toilet! I just don't understand how can you both live with those white empty walls...! I will send you photoclips when it's your dating anniversary. :P

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  8. metzgor

    metzgor

    mit dem gedicht wirken die bilder ganz anders.. ;-) toll gemacht!

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  9. polinices

    polinices

    Great photos and poem! I like it! Makes me think about doing the same... maybe I'll try later!

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  10. dyluzo

    dyluzo

    Ja junge Liebe das war mal fuer mich so lang ist es her ! :( ):

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  11. yarah

    yarah

    :)

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  12. kdstevens

    kdstevens

    Sweet!

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  13. kdstevens

    kdstevens

    You know what? This would be a great idea for a rumble: pairing photos with original poetry!

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  14. ecchymoses

    ecchymoses

    über cute! <3!

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  15. ck_berlin

    ck_berlin

    Sehr schön geschrieben.

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  16. eva_eva

    eva_eva

    pls dont leave me too! haha :D great one!

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  17. mountainmomma

    mountainmomma

    Very beautiful poem and the photos added that touch of emotional nostalgia...

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  18. warning

    warning

    I Heart it.

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  19. caroni

    caroni

    sehr schön. mit viel herz und seele. fantastisch.

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  20. adi_totp

    adi_totp

    beautiful :) now I miss my girlfriend so much

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  21. antibiotyx

    antibiotyx

    life is really full of what ifs... lovely poem.

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  22. eatcpcks

    eatcpcks

    Wonderful... I suggest you listen to redemption song the version by joe strummer during the reading of this post..; and taht makes you feel all... there is no word for that!

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  23. pepper-b

    pepper-b

    :) love it

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  24. pomps

    pomps

    The poem is great, it express perfectly what i feel and think when my man goes on a trip! i think about it today aber morgen kommt er züruck! :)

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  25. shuraco

    shuraco

    love the poem, its so true and the pictures really bring out what its saying
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  26. peropero

    peropero

    truly beautiful.

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  27. badjuju

    badjuju

    <3

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  28. earlybird

    earlybird

    sehr gut. hatte mal so eine situation und genauso geht es einem dann! (ps: sie ist wieder und immer noch bei mir : ) )

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  29. funker

    skol... http://stokedesign.blogspot.com/
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  30. kjrunia

    kjrunia

    Brilliant poem.

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  31. spiritedly

    spiritedly

    keep writing poems. I write some too, but only when I feel strongly about things. It takes someone with sentiment and introspection and a bit of language fluency to write. Keep writing =)

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