The kiss that should have lead to a happy ending left me empty, unknowing and longing for more. It was a newly formed love that ended before it began. A feeling that made me question whether it was love that I had found or a self-indulged dream that I was unconsciously trying to fulfill. It became an empty room at the end of a long hallway. It’s purpose to stow away; deep, a place where lost dreams go, where love lost continues to fall, a place where things don’t get picked up again, where the reality of an unpredictable, haunting fate grows and grows and grows, always growing. It leads me to wonder, if a career or a marriage or a house would bring happiness. Or if that room, would continue to follow. I’m not even sure what’s in that room, but I’m so sure it exists.
-Justin Ryan Kim, Beyond