in betrayal and confusion

founded on  principles of              love and need
 it survived
though a difficult birth left it reeling                from the visceral woundings   of loss     
 it survived          tenderly  
through years            of orderly chaos
all the while                     escaping the tenets of corporate america
it survived                            with magic and with grace
ignoring  narrow paths             that had lead others to ruin
it survived                                            with humor and great care
a moon’s sliver lay gently 
in the arms
of jupiter and venus tonite
a soft bed of stars            cradles the darkness 
while cherry blossoms             hugging bare limbs in the shadows
are  bathed in moisture              from the storms
clinging tightly to their branches      they struggle      like me
desperately trying                                     to hold on
through to the rites of spring                         to what was
questioning survival                                            are they losing their battle            as i am?
in the distance      a  torch is slowly handed off
burning down  once-sweet  calm and easy          fields in its passage
at last count
no survivors

About lindalou5150

as exercise or exorcism, i write...for the eyes of others, for my eyes and heart only, for the love and the rage, i release the gamut of tell the truth and say what's often thought but not written...
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1 Response to in betrayal and confusion

  1. MandT says:

    beautiful, simply exquisite. m

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