Someone You Once Found Beautiful Isn't Anymore

Conor Barnes

Somebody you once found beautiful isn’t anymore. It isn’t because his voice has become halting and confused. It isn’t because of his dirty clothes, which never bothered you back then. It’s because his eyes can no longer focus on anything anymore. It’s because he can no longer burn your soul.

Conor Barnes is a Canadian writer living in Halifax. His fiction has been published in the Apple Valley Review, Literally Stories, the Metaworker, and elsewhere. His poetry has been published in Modern Haiku, Frogpond, and Puddles of Sky Press.

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