#writephoto – Fall


We met once more

at the foot of the falls. 

A final goodbye. 

You wrapped my soul

with yours

and held it close. 

The falling leaves

sang harmony

for our last love song. 

Copyright (C) 2018 Penny Wilson

*This is in response to Sue Vincent’s Thursday photo prompt.  To get in on the fun, you can find out all about it HERE.

 

Perfect Stranger


You captivated

beguiled.

Swept away

passion

bliss.

Promises made.

Lies

easily told.

Awakened

to the

empty.

Searching for

the why.

Aching.

Agonized.

Bruised.

Seeing her

Answers

the question.

You were

the

Perfect

Stranger.

Copyright © 2018 Penny Wilson

Shattered


My heart shattered into a million pieces.  A cliche’, I know.  But let me explain why I describe it this way.  I look at the cracks and count them one by one.  This one taught me this, that one taught me something else.  The one over there; bitter sweet memories.  Lessons learned.  Just another path in the road of life.  They twist and turn, sometimes backtracking.  Some intertwine.  I suspect, this one is where my heart and my head were at war.  I think that tiny one, almost too faint to see, is my First heartache.  Each crack, a spot where I let in the love, or an escape from the ravages of war.  Every one painful; but I wouldn’t trade them for anything.  The cracks and fissures are part of me.  They have molded me into the woman I am today.  Yes, I’ll keep my shattered heart.  I’ve grown quite fond of it.

Copyright (C) 2018 Penny Wilson 

Poison


Never again.

I let you in

Like a fool.

I forgot the taste

Of your poison.

I drank it down.

My heart in the line

Of fire.

At this distance

I thought, safe.

Not so.

My heart should

Listen to my head.

You’re assaults still hurt.

Never again.

CC Licensed 9/1/17 Penny Wilson