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
Für immer
Hättest mich verlassen
Oder dir wäre etwas passiert
Ich hätte Dinge vorgefunden
Die du als letztes berührt hast
Die dein sind
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
Anders anschauen
Wenn du sie wieder benutzt
Und zur Arbeit gehst
Und sie Tür hinter dir schliesst

Und wiederkommst

Credits: mephisto19

If you leave me now

If you leave me now
For ever
If you left me
Or something happened to you
I would have found things
You were touching last
that are yours
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
Differently, too
When you use them
And go to work
And close the door behind you

And come back

written by mephisto19 on 2011-02-23


  1. mephisto19
    mephisto19 ·

    here is the link to the album www.lomography.com/homes/mephisto19/albums/1679854-if-you-l…

  2. remi-boiteux
    remi-boiteux ·

    That's moving.

  3. kylewis
    kylewis ·

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

  4. zoezo
    zoezo ·

    please dont leave!! too sad :-(

    but good at the same time too! x

  5. superlighter
    superlighter ·

    beautiful poem! really.

  6. vici
    vici ·

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

  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

  8. metzgor
    metzgor ·

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

  9. polinices
    polinices ·

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

  10. dyluzo
    dyluzo ·

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

  11. yarah
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  12. kdstevens
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  13. kdstevens
    kdstevens ·

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

  14. ecchymoses
    ecchymoses ·

    über cute! <3!

  15. ck_berlin
    ck_berlin ·

    Sehr schön geschrieben.

  16. eva_eva
    eva_eva ·

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

  17. mountainmomma
    mountainmomma ·

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

  18. warning
    warning ·

    I Heart it.

  19. caroni
    caroni ·

    sehr schön. mit viel herz und seele. fantastisch.

  20. adi_totp
    adi_totp ·

    beautiful :) now I miss my girlfriend so much

  21. antibiotyx
    antibiotyx ·

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

  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!

  23. pepper-b
    pepper-b ·

    :) love it

  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! :)

  25. shuraco
    shuraco ·

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

  26. peropero
    peropero ·

    truly beautiful.

  27. badjuju
    badjuju ·


  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 : ) )

  29. funker
    funker ·


  30. kjrunia
    kjrunia ·

    Brilliant poem.

  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 =)