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Rated: E · Poetry · Emotional · #1876858
In love I know only goodbye. ~Entry for Short Shots June 2012~
No Longer

It’s over,
this day and a lifetime
of love; of love
I have known nothing
but his tender goodbyes.

Hello! Hollow sound
drowned by the roar of the surf,
Solitary footprints in the sand
gilded in the glow of
a setting sun, a sun setting
on my fool’s paradise.

Wash them away, heartless ocean
Tide me over ‘til death, ‘til death…

…Do I part
from dreams unrealized,
when years of hanging on
have failed?

Grasping for the glittering horizon
a risen wind slaps my face
He loves me not
He loves me not

I stare at the waves as they lap at my feet

again and again and again...

Each time the sea ebbs
I sink
a little deeper
until one day
I'll disappear completely.

Enough, enough

Begin anew ~ I pledge
Loyal, devoted dog, I am no longer
No longer willing
to wait for tomorrow’s sunrise
to live.
To live.



(35 lines)



Written for Short Shots June 2012
 
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