Lost Girl

One day, I ended up among one-sided socks,
misplaced keys, piles of couch change,
pieces of toys, earring backs, and that one shoe.

The landscape of the absent only remembered upon
seeing them again.
A terrain made of the out of sight and out of mind for too long.

I wondered how I ended up here,
until I found my self-worth in an old jar of kisses
I saved for boys I never got to love.
I found my self-esteem beneath a pile of old clothes
that still had the tags on them.
I found my confidence in a stack of blank pages
covered in ghost ink
of things, I didn’t dare to write.

Piece by piece
I found myself
in the land of lost things.


Published by roseskyewrite

Screenwriter, poet, dreamer Writing accomplishments: • Feature Drama Script “Wonderful” – Winner of Los Angeles Film Awards “Best First Time Screenwriter (Feature)” (June 2018) • TV Drama/Sci-Fi Pilot “Relics” – ScreenCraft Pilot Launch Semifinalist (2018) • TV Drama/Sci-Fi​ Pilot “Relics” –WAN Writers Workshop Finalist (2018) • Feature Drama Script “Wonderful” – Austin Film Festival Second Rounder (2019) • Feature Drama Script “Wonderful” – The Script Lab Free Screenplay Contest Quarterfinalist (2019) • TV Drama/Sci-Fi Pilot “Relics” – WeScreenplay TV Contest Quarterfinalist (2019) • TV Drama/Sci-Fi Pilot “Relics” – Creative World Awards Quarterfinalist (2019) • TV Drama/Sci-Fi Pilot “Relics: - Chicago Screenplay Awards Quarterfinalist (2019)

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