Red Petal

Posted: July 16, 2010 in Flower Series, My Poetry
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Your composure has crumbled
I stood too close;
felt the wild beating of your heart.
Fear is a tangible thing
and you strike out with cruelty
to protect your heart,
that coveted treasure.

A small crimson petal
like a single drop of blood
lies on this barren breast.
My heart, that lush flower is gone;
scattering petals everywhere
in the tempest of terror.

This lone red petal covers nothing,
yet carries all I lost.

  1. heather says:

    Wow. That final line is powerful!

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