what if forgiving was easy?
overcoming heartache was as simple as
a long nap,
a float on a pond,
a few tears at sunset?
still cling to the ragged memory,
refuse to sleep,
stay on the shore,
swallow and hold my tears?
believe that pain proves a loyalty
no one demanded
gripping the bars on the window
and ignoring the butterfly
that brushes my arm
as it slips out
through the open doorway?
Posted by kind permission of the poet.
The network of caverns inside my heart has enough rooms for in-laws and aging parents….
White-throated sparrows dart in and out of the hedgerow, their sweet long notes rising above…
And if it’s true we are alone, we are alone together, the way blades of…
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