It took me so long
to truly understand
your silence.
To finally grasp
that your inaction
in itself,
a choice.
That choosing
not to choose
was also a decision.
I suppose I am still too naive.
You would never guess
for you have long since ceased
to care
but I was ready to give it all up.


I had given in to love.
Threw my sanity to the winds
because of it.
And not a mote of thought was given
to what it was I was throwing into the breeze
so long as it could keep me afloat
for a few moments longer.

That was how my heart was in the end,
you know.
With my soul
and shivering.
With my pallid fingers
desperately clawing at the wind
feeling it slip from my grasp.

But I do not hate you.
I understand.
For who
when walking through fields of roses
of Albertines and Agnes
of Canterburys and Cornelias
of Pretty Ladys and Peter Pans
would ever stop
and pick
the daisy?

Not you, it would seem.


5 thoughts on “Petals

  1. I must first say, I apologize for the ‘spam’ likes. However, I wanted to make sure I had read each of your posts before responding to such empowered writing. I feel, I imagine and even share these thoughts, truly a delight to read. While, I understand many of your posts are highly personal and contain raw emotion, It did not cause me to enjoy them any less! I wanted to let you know, and hope it brings joy to know I feel your passion and heart in these regards.
    Thank you, for your gift. 🙂
    Talus Ebon

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    1. You honor me with your kindness. I am truly touched that you have resonated with my writing. Do not apologize for the like spam, for I am humbled that you found them worthy of your time. Thank you so much for your words 😊

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      1. But of course, It’s but the truth. May the light you speak of so very often be as bright for you,as it is to those who read your work. You illuminate that dark side of the moon 🙂 /bows deeply.

        I look forward to reading on.

        Talus Ebon

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