Sunday, March 4, 2018

Too Many Apples (Day 410)

a heart wary of commitment
afraid of cutting 
more roses
than the vase can hold
or peeling 
too many apples 
for the holiday pie
a feeling like a little twinge 
of nostalgia for 
slices of coral sand 
and oceans
       so bright
           they singe the eyes
or like one too many 
long late meetings 
    at the office, 
while, at home,
I change the sheets 
on our old bed and clean 
all the windows
until they seem to disappear

(c) 2018, by Hannah Six

Image: Jeremy Hiebert/Flickr