Thursday, October 26, 2017

Lapsed Lovers, Part 1 (Day 281)

balloons bloom into clouds,
splashing shadows on the shining 
heads of twelve lapsed lovers, who turn 
their dazed eyes inward, reveling in 
triumphs, recounting tales of yearning 
and rough-hewn wisdom 

not one remarks on the livid scars 
that mar their conquered hearts, 
evidence of arrow-wounds, proof of 
the ancient sorrows and false starts 
that brought them to this place, 
a garden of gods, where they muse 
and stroke the smooth red skin 
of apples with their busy mouths 


(c) 2017, by Hannah Six

Image: ateliersludosophiques