The Withdrawal

The Withdrawal is a self portrait photography project accompanied by poetry navigating the pain of the end of a relationship and physically enduring the lover's withdrawal

Fantasy of a photo


We never took a photo together.

Thus you will only ever live in my memory.


My fear of memory loss intensifies

I might lose you within them

I imagine us in a crowded place

Our love still anonymous to everyone around

And someone clicks and shares

I’d finally have a photo we’re both together

When my memory fails me and I stare it

Even if I don’t remember you

I sense a warmth and a longing heartache

For someone I never knew