Afterthought

By Navila Nahid

As

a postscript,

a rider,

an afterthought,

I am barely 

found

in the before.

I am just

a shade

in the back

of your mind.

In the now,

I epitomize,

“out of sight,

out of mind”

until you realize

what you could have done

what you should have done,

to change

a regret.

By then,

the time to choose

slips away

and your mind

must

sip slow,

the taste

of my bitter

after.

Navila Nahid is a writer and a published poet, currently residing in Brooklyn, New York. Her published words can be found in Spillwords Press, The Spectre Review Literary Magazine, Unlimited Literature Magazine and Beyond Words Literary Magazine. Follow her on instagram @seasalt.rose

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