Tag Archives: relationships

Seeds

Some friendships never bloom

They remain seeds

A victim of time

and space

Buried beneath the earth

They itch

and ferment

The soil

richer

thicker

without the need

of a flashy flower

yet lush all the same

I return

to that plot

from time

to time

to take in moments

and feel

soft grass

beneath my feet

 

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Father

Father,

I’ve always had this sense of self

That’s set your teeth on edge

perhaps, part is pride

But mostly, I think

it’s definite disdain

at my defiance

To be nothing, but who I am

unapologetically aware and uncaring

You used to try to dote on me

a dainty doll, you thought

but I was never docile on your lap

squirmed away, no rhyme or reason

childish willfullness

turned to adult aloofness

You care less and less for me

your wild daughter

Mouthy and mysterious

Maybe I remind you

of another rebellious rogue

you tossed like trash?

 

 

 

 

Fleeting things like friendship

I can’t get it out of my head today

you

and you keep talking

you

and you keep spilling

poison so easily pulled

from plump, pink lips

Like a snake

it slithers

dry scales

sliding in and out

of my mind

as memories flood back

of kindness I once knew

corrupted by cobras

venomous and vile

they poison

and consume

fragile, fleeting things

like friendship

broken by

bitter bile