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Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Never Again...

There comes a point in a one-sided friendship where, despite the castle you tried to build, something dies.  We've probably all been on both sides of this poem... Sharing for Olive Garden this week. Please check out the other poems there today too!

never again

never again
she sighs
dousing fitfully
the smouldering
ruin
of friendship's false fortress

were there not others?
was she the only
one
 trying to stem
the ravenous mauling -
towering flames
watching the inferno
rage
helplessly out  of  control

Or did she feed those fires?

the question
drips
     from
her empty bucket
sizzling
dissipates
 on the grey ash
of something
precious 


3 comments:

Mystic_Mom said...

Oh I've been there, scorched and smokey, wondering what happened and why I'm the only one worried about the flames, the only one who misses what they devoured. I can relate. So well done!

Taylor Kong Boomer said...

Glad to see you share amazing work with us.

keep it up.

Chim's World of Literature said...

this is what i am experiencing with a friend...i doubt we will make this drift.